Skate 4 may arrive sooner than expected

Skate 4
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I wasn't expecting to hear about Skate 4 (opens in new tab) anytime soon. It was only in 2020 that EA announced a reboot (opens in new tab) for the fisheye street shredder was in the works, revealling that it had spun up a new studio (opens in new tab) to do so several months later.

It's the kinda thing I suspected wouldn't have any concrete news for years to come. But based on EA's recent earnings call, we may get our sneakers on Skate sooner than expected.

Speaking in EA's Q3 2022 earnings call (opens in new tab) (via TweakTown (opens in new tab)), CEO Andrew Wilson gestured at Skate in a comment around user-generated content—noting that it would be core to the experience of the skateboard revival which is supposedly launching "soon".

"It's at the very center of modes like FIFA Ultimate, even Madden Ultimate Team, to the very center of the design of Skate, which we'll be launching soon," said Wilson. "And so this concept of UGC or user-generated content is really just an extension of the social interaction that I'm able to have with my friends in and around experiencing what is the best entertainment on the planet. And so I believe that's going to be a really important part of our future."

We'll have to wait and see what Wilson's definition of "soon" ends up being. But hopefully this means we'll start to see more details on Skate over the coming months. But there are plenty of weird and wonderful skateboarding games (opens in new tab) to check out in the meantime, including next week's delightful OlliOlli World (opens in new tab).

Natalie Clayton
Features Producer

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.