After a long long time, Skate is back. The last game in the series, Skate 3, was launched in 2010. Full Circle is working on the next Skate game and there are some news and updates regarding the much-anticipated skateboarding game. According to the official reports, the new game is not going to be a direct follow-up sequel to 2010’s Skate 3 and because of this reason, the new game title will be just skate. (and not Skate 4).
Here at Benettonplay, we have listed everything that we know so far about Skate 4, or just skate. as its official name, from its release date, gameplay, speculated system requirements, and leaks.
Skate 4 Release Date
When is Skate 4 coming out? This is the question that every Skate fan is asking. Well neither EA nor Full Circle has made a statement on Skate 4 release date. EA announced the game in June 2020 when the game was in its pre-development stage.
EA tweeted the above video in 2020 announcing that Skate is back and that the development for the new Skate game is active. The developers are taking inputs from the community through an active playtest, which means the development is community driven. The game’s development process is expected to last another year and the game is expected to be rolled out in the market in 2024.
The developers, in July 2022, announced that, unlike its predecessors, Skate 4 will be a free-to-play game and also stated that the new Skate game will not be connected to the previous games in any manner. This is the reason why the new Skate game is officially called skate. (yes, that dot is compulsory) and not Skate 4. (this dot is a full stop and is not compulsory)
Skate 4 Trailer
At the time of writing, there are a total of four videos on skate. official YouTube channel. Two of them are “working on it” trailers, one is their “the board room” talk, and one is on the August playtest highlights. There is no official trailer for the game as of now and all we have is what has been uploaded on Skate’s youtube channel.
The game is being developed using a new physics
Skate 4 Gameplay
Since the game is still in its early development stage, there are only playtest gameplay videos available. The embedded gameplay footage that you can find below was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of the skate. Although the footage is not purely of the gameplay, in it we can see the game being developed. No textures have been added to the characters and the environment and the sole focus is on getting the skating mechanics right that are true to Physics.
In the video footage, we can see several skating tracks and railings upon which the in-game characters can be seen skating. One key thing to notice in the gameplay footage is the use of ragdoll physics. In the beginning, we can see a character failing while trying to pull off a stunt and falling in the process. The animations used to simulate the fall seemed pretty realistic and make us hope that whenever the game is ready, it is going to be a masterpiece.
Skate 4 System Requirements (Speculated)
The game is still in its early development stage and there is no update from devs about the system requirements for the next most anticipated title. We will be updating the system requirements as and when they’re made public. But we can still speculate on the system requirements for the game.
Minimum System Requirements (Speculated)
- OS: Windows 7, 64-bit (Latest Service Pack)
- Processor: Intel Core i3-560 or AMD Phenom II X4 805
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 360X
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 30GB
- DirectX Version: 11
Recommended System Requirements (Speculated)
- OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD FX-8370
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 30GB
- DirectX Version: 11
Skate 4 Playtest
EA has started the insider program for skate. and the playtesting for the game is going on for months and the developers are actively receiving feedback from the players. If you’re 18+ then you can also sign up for the playtest and try to get a chance to play the game in its early development stage.
It should be noted that it is not guaranteed that you will be able to play the game through the playtesting feature. According to the skate. faq page, EA will be inviting players for playtesting based on varying factors defined by their goals for testing at that time in development.
It should be noted that the playtesting feature is only available for PC via Origin, but EA is planning to include other platforms in the playtest feature as well.
Skate 4 Platforms
Well, it has been confirmed that Skate 4 is coming to PC for the first time. All the previous entries of the game were released only on gaming consoles but the new skate title will be available to play on PC as well. It has been confirmed in the skate. FAQ page that the game will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. The FAQ page also states that the devs are currently exploring the Mobile, so it might also get released on mobile phones.
It is also worth mentioning that the game will support cross-platform play, meaning players playing on any supporting device will be able to connect with players playing on all other supported platforms. The game will also support cross-progression, meaning if you switch from one platform to the other, you will be able to continue your progress on that platform.
Skate 4 Leaks and Rumors
About 2 months ago a leak from the account of u/Parzalai on Reddit surfaced in which the leaker revealed the latest Skate 4 playtest build. The leaker provided a google drive link (now dead) that had the latest gameplay footage and also a screenshot of the game files (as seen below).
According to the comments on the post, it can be inferred that the game is nowhere to what the actual game would look like. There were no textures added to the game whatsoever. The playtest just allowed players to test the mechanics and the physics elements of the game. Players are also required to fill out a feedback form at the end of the gameplay, telling developers about the gameplay experience that they had.
The footage also showed the character customization feature (of course without textures). The footage also showed the open world of the game with several locations like North Hills, The Wharfs, Financial District, Civic Center, and others.
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When is Skate 4 coming out?
There is no fixed Skate 4 release date or a window that developers or EA have provided as of now. The game is still in its early stages of development and could be rolled out in 2024, but not anytime before that.
What is the Skate 4 playtest?
Skate 4 playtest is the insider program by EA. Through playtesting, EA is inviting certain players for playtesting based on various factors depending on their goals. Players are then required to provide feedback on how the devs can improve the game.
How can I join skate. insider program?
You can sign up for the Skate 4 playtest and get a chance to play the game before it is released by clicking on this link.
What platforms can I playtest on?
Skate 4 playtests are currently only available for PC via Origin but EA is working on bringing the feature to gaming consoles too in the future.