EA has released a behind-the-scenes skate film that teases an open world. EA announced yesterday that the next Skate game, presumably Skate 4, although a title for the sequel has not yet been revealed, will not be on EA Play Live on July 19. It revealed, however, that something Skate-related would be shown the following day (it is today, now), which turned out to be a one-minute video behind the scenes.
we are working on it. pic.twitter.com/M6ZT1KBLDX
– skate. (@skateEA) July 19, 2021
As you can see in the video above, there are no pictures of the game or really any indication of what it might look like ̵
After the video reveals that some people have seen the game, it cuts to streamers, influencers, professional skaters and others who have watch the game, and their comments suggest what to expect for the players in the Skate sequel.
One streamer says “it just looks beautiful … this whole open world”, while another says it reminds them of Skate 2. This suggests that it may be closer to Skate 2’s more seamless design – which featured a continuous downhill – than Skate. 3s zone structure, which divided the map into different sections.
Elsewhere in the video, those who have reportedly seen it reveal that pop-ups and folders are in play, as is the ability to climb things off the table. Without looking too much at what is being said, another person in the video says that they can not wait to play the game with “homies”, which can be a nuisance against the return of some kind of multiplayer component in the game.
The biggest pea in the video comes when professional skater Atiba Jefferson says: “Wait, the game is …” and then we do not hear what the next word or phrase is. The backstory narrator then tells the question everyone is wondering: the game is what?
For now it seems that it will remain a mystery; one that is unlikely to be released soon as the game will not be present at tomorrow’s EA Play Live presentation. Skate manager Deran Chung says in the video that “the truth is that it’s early”, and that they are still working on it, so it may take some time before we see something more of this sequel.
In the meantime, read about how EA created a brand new studio to create this game, and then check out this story about how the Skate sequel could potentially focus on user-generated content.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him further Twitter @LeBlancWes.