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EA is making a new Skate game

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At the end of today's EA Play Live (opens in new tab) event, the publisher announced that the Skate series is returning. 

"We're back. We're doing it. Skate's happening," said creative director Cuz Parry. "We're rolling ... The Skate evolution continues."

That's really all we know about the next Skate game, which is presumably Skate 4, though EA didn't announce a title. It's still "very early" in development, said game director Deran Chung.

"You commented this into existence," concluded Parry, referring to the frequent calls for a continuation of the Skate series on social media over the years. We don't know if Skate will come to PC, though there are fewer console-only series these days, so it feels likely we'll see it on our platform even if the previous Skate games stuck to Xboxes and PlayStations.

It's not a bad time for skateboarding games. Right now, we're in love with Early Access skateboarding sim Session for its commitment to fidelity, both in terms of foot physics and the skating scene of the '90s and 2000s. Maybe the next Skate will take a few cues from it?

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.