Skate 4 — or, as the dev is calling it, skate. including the full stop — was announced a couple of years ago, and it was obvious things were extremely early in proceedings. Fast-forward to this year, and we saw some leaked gameplay, which clearly showed the game is far from done. So, what's the status right now? Developer Full Circle has released a new video to answer that question.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the long-awaited sequel is still a ways off. The video shows "pre-pre-pre-alpha gameplay", presenting the game in various in-progress states. However, it's our best look at the game yet, and while it's obviously got a long way to go, these early snippets are showing real promise.
The animation looks fluid, the tricks look cool, and clambering around the city looks like lots of fun. We really can't wait to take this for a spin ourselves, and we're sure many of you are excited too. Fortunately, Full Circle has also announced it's now accepting sign-ups for closed playtesting to help improve the game. If you're interested in that, you can put yourself forward for the Skate Insider programme on the official website. Initially, playtests will be on PC only, but they'll expand to other platforms later down the line.
There were rumours floating around that Skate was gearing up for a full reveal in July, but we suppose that's off the table now. Are you encouraged by this new look at the upcoming Skate? Crash land in the comments section below.
[source youtube.com, via ea.com]
I think this is going to be a helluva game when it's finished. The little clips they show of what they're targeting are superb.
Bruh, That was AMAZING
I agree with @get2sammyb, I think this will be pretty awesome when it eventually releases.
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At the risk of sounding insane: I'd rather have this this year instead of God of War 😆
@dschons Sounds like good taste to me.
@dschons I loved God of War but I agree! The Skate games are great and this footage is seriously promising.
Aww man this looks sweet sweet SWEEETT!
Nah, it's completely understandable.
Most games nowadays are made for that one playthrough. Getting you from A to B. Not a lot of variety in how things are done, especially with the lack of physics in most games since the PS4 gen.
Perfect example, once again...
Spider-Man 2 PS2 you could snatch up amazing swinging combos, wallruns and free fall stances. It looked absolutely amazing. The game had some actual physics. It had a fun learning curve. The better you got, the more fun it got.
New Spidey games? Not so much.
Hold a single button and move the stick. That's it. One hand controller, one hand cup of coffee. No physics, boring as hell. I'm sorry.
Skate games were always one of those games that took skill, but were fun from the start as well. With all the spoonfeeding going on with these games in the hopes of appealing to as many people as possible, they've left out the fun
@nessisonett Same here, I wouldn't say I loved GoW but I liked it a LOT and I'm very much looking forward to it. But man, what can I say...The Skate series is a different kind of beast, haha.
@dschons I was actually playing Skate 3 today on my PS3 just messing about in the Mega Park. Such a fun sandbox.
@nessisonett Ah, yes. the Mega Park. The memories. I did a full playthrough of it last year as well. It's like coming home. Dumped hundreds of hours into those games.
@BoldAndBrash I'm noticing I'm getting more and more tired of modern games in general. And a new Skate game is long overdue, it will be such a breeze of fresh air again. Which is also why I can't wait for PSVR2 I believe. I feel like a lot of times I'm just playing a prettier version of countless games I've played before.
I love the positive energy and openness of the trailer, might just try out the pre pre alpha.
Loved the series since Day 1. I've signed up for the testing in hopes of being able to help out. Looking forward to this reboot.
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