At last year’s EA Play event, Electronic Arts announced a new game in the Skate franchise was in development, but that was really all that it said at the time. Didn’t stop fans from being excited, though. As the series had been in a state of limbo for a decade at that point, with Skate 3 launching in 2010. But it looks like we have a some actual information now on the state of things, as EA has founded a new studio to develop the game: Full Circle.
The company is based in Vancouver, and while it hasn’t revealed much about what the next Skate game will be like, it says on its website it wants to “embrace and build upon” what folks like so much about the original games.
Full Circle is a studio based in Vancouver, with team members around the globe, embracing a geo-diverse team and culture.
We’re all about having fun and making great games that people want to play with their friends.
We’re working on the next evolution of Skate, and set to deliver an experience that will embrace and build upon everything our community found special about the previous games.
The studio’s website also has several job listings to help work on Skate across multiple departments from game design to art direction.
“The fans wished Skate back into existence and we want them to feel involved in the process from development to game launch and beyond. We want them to feel like they are a part of Full Circle,” said studio GM Daniel McCulloch in a statement. “We’re all about having fun and making great games that people want to play with their friends. And, we’re looking for more developers to help us build compelling worlds for players to explore.”
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Right now, the next Skate is still pretty much an enigma, with no release window or even platforms announced at this point. Given that Full Circle is only just now speaking publicly, we might not see the game for awhile. But maybe EA could be planning a surprise reveal at this year’s EA Play? It wouldn’t be the first time the company announced something with very little to show.