Skateboarding video games have been as soon as a staple of the world of gaming with franchises like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Skate among the many hottest franchises of their period. The video games have been an iconic mixture of late 90’s and early 2000’s avenue tradition and video gaming, and helped to propel skilled skaters like Tony Hawk to superstardom. Now, with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater largely absent from the trendy market, save for a couple of nostalgia-inspired skating recreation retreads, Skate 4 is seeking to carry skateboarding again to the limelight.
Skate 4 was first introduced throughout EA’s Play Showcase throughout E3 2020 to the joy of skateboarding followers all over the place. The recreation will mark the primary entry into EA’s reply to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater since Skate 3 launched in 2010. EA’s prior entries to the Skate franchise have been persistently praised for his or her stick-centric management scheme coupled with the extra reasonable portrayal of skateboarding in comparison with their arcade-inspired counterpart. Today, EA gave Skate followers on PC much more purpose to be excited for the franchise’s return.
EA launched a brief teaser video on its Twitter account confirming that the latest Skate title could be making its approach onto the PC. The quick trailer takes a lowkey strategy to asserting the affirmation, displaying off some actual skateboarding methods earlier than kickflipping over a monitor revealing the Skate brand. Skate 4 will notably be the primary Skate title to launch on the PC, because the earlier three most important sequence titles have been all console-exclusive.
Skate 4 shall be releasing right into a market that’s noticeably slim on big-name new video games primarily based on the enduring excessive sport. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater hasn’t seen a most important sequence title, save for the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remake, since THPS 5 launched again in 2015. The market has principally been sustained by indie titles like Easy Day Studios’ Skater XL and Glass Bottom Games’ highly-anticipated Skatebird, however audiences appear longing for extra.
Since Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater turned a family title in gaming throughout the late 90’s, skateboarding has develop into synonymous with the online game business. Companies like Nintendo typically launch themed skateboards primarily based on fashionable properties like Pokemon and followers typically style their very own game-inspired designs for his or her skateboards. While skateboarding might not be as prevalent in video games because it as soon as was, Skate 4 will look to entice each outdated and new followers to go right down to the skatepark for an additional journey.
Skate 4 is at the moment in improvement for the PC with no confirmed launch date.