Skate. Console Playtests Coming This Fall

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In the last few days, Electronic Arts has been peppering social media with cryptic references to M-Corp, a mysterious (and fictional) corporation nestled in the heart of San Vansterdam, the setting of skate., the upcoming open-world skateboarding game. These teasers culminated in the appearance of a website boasting a 1990s aesthetic, complete with old-school pop-ups and retro graphics.

Now, thanks to a trailer that debuted at the Summer Game Fest showcase, everything has been explained.

Prepare to skate.

It has been almost 15 years since the last Skate game was released, with Skate 3 dropping way back in 2010. This beloved skateboarding franchise almost faded out of existence save for a few dedicated members of a die-hard community still professing their love for the sandbox skating game, but for the last few years, Electronic Arts has been building a reboot of sorts of the series.

Enter skate., a brand-new open-world experience that boasts the attitude and atmosphere that players came to know and love about the Skate franchise all those years ago. At Summer Game Fest, a fresh trailer was released to showcase where EA has got to with the game’s development, which has been unfolding in the background over a window of several years.

Once the M-Corp tomfoolery had been pushed out of the way, Electronic Arts debuted the real trailer for skate., revealing everything we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Not only that but it was also confirmed that playtests (on console) will land in the Fall.

Here’s the new trailer (still showing pre-pre-alpha gameplay):


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