EA Announces Skate 4 will be Officially Called “skate.” and its a Free-to-Play Title

Will support cross-play and cross-progression "across last-gen, next-gen, and PC"

Don’t call Skate 4… Skate 4 anymore as EA and developer, Full Circle have announced that its upcoming  game will be simply known as “skate.” and will be a free-to-play title that will support cross-play and cross-progression on PC, Playstation, and Xbox “across last-gen and next-gen.”

The update on the upcoming Skate game was shared in The Board Room video which revealed the game will take in San Vansterdam, which is kind of the sister city of San Vanelona that was featured in the first two games in the series. What was also revealed is that the game isn’t technically a sequel hence why but is rather a platform that the developer plans to support and expand for the years to come.

“It’s not Skate 4, and here’s the reason: This isn’t a sequel. It’s not a remake. It’s not a reboot, a prequel; it’s not any of that. It’s not a remake or a remaster, whatever ‘re’ you can do. This is it, it’s skate. We’re in this for the long haul,” Full Circle creative director, Cuz Parry said.

“That means we’re not an iterative title. There won’t be a Skate 5 through 10. We won’t be pumping them out all the time. We’re going to do this. We’re going to listen to what you guys say over the course of time, and put the features that you guys want into it. Okay, and one more time for the people in the back, it’s skate. It’s NOT Skate 4. Just skate. Period. That’s why we put a little period after it.”

The developer went on that while the free-to-play model game will feature microtransactions, none of them will be pay-to-win, loot boxes, gameplay advantages, or map areas locked behind a paywall.

“We really want folks to get the most value out of their playing experience as possible, and be able to play on their favourite platforms the way that they like to play. We’ll take it even further, and as we’re continuing down this road, and do the same thing with mobile. We want cross-play and cross-progression on mobile. We’re pretty early on mobile, but we want to get the controls and everything to feel great. And when that’s ready, we’ll bring it all together and you’ll be able to play on whatever platform you want with your friends, and that’s going to be awesome,” Full Circle general manager Dan McCullo said.