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EA’s New Skate Is not a Remake, Remaster, or Sequel and Will Be Free-to-Play

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EA has just announced that their new Skate game will simply be called, “Skate.” The game will be free-to-play, and it will be brand-new, rather than a continuation or remake of an older entry in the series.

It has been more than 10 years since EA released their last Skate game—Skate 3, in 2010. The series had originally been developed by EA’s Black Box studio, but the team was merged into EA Canada, and so the studio closed in 2013.

However, in 2020, a new Skate game was officially confirmed by EA. This followed years of pressure from fans on social media trying to convince the company to revive the series.

Now, Skate’s creative team from EA has finally given us some more information about the upcoming game.

for starters, the full name of the game will simply be “Skate,” despite many other Skate game preceding it in the series. This will also be a brand-new game, so it won’t be connected to any of the games that came before it. The developer claims it will include new gameplay content and gameplay elements “based on player feedback.” In fact, you can still sign up to take part in a pre-alpha look at Skate.

Skate will be free-to-play, and it will be available on Windows PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms. Full crossplay support will also be included. Additionally, microtransactions will be included, but they will supposedly be mostly cosmetic (akin to Apex Legends). We aren’t yet aware of a launch date, but at least we can take comfort in knowing that EA is clearly still trucking along on the game.