It has now been more than ten years since Skate 3 was released. So it’s high time for a successor. As previously announced, Electronic Arts has released the first gameplay scenes from the skateboarding game Skate 4. In the near future, however, EA wants to show more material about planned releases. In addition to presenting the first gameplay scenes, players now have the opportunity to participate in a insider program to participate. The atypical thing about it is that the game is still in a very early development phase located.
EA opens Skate 4 Insider Program
The publisher invites all players to participate in a insider program for the title to help with the development of the game and to provide feedback. This is a long-awaited sign of life from the developers. In addition, “Pre-Pre-Pre-Alpha Gameplay” has been released, which shows the first scenes from the game.
Who can participate in the Skate 4 Beta?
To gain access to the beta, you must of legal age be, one own pc and register on the relevant website. “However, we will invite players to playtest based on various factors, which in turn will be determined by our goals at the time of development”, says the official FAQ. In addition, they write that unfortunately access cannot be guaranteed and that they want to gradually increase the number of players. Of course, by participating, you also commit yourself to absolute secrecy about all content.
What does the Skate 4 trailer reveal?
The trailer shows very early gameplay from what they call “pre-pre-pre-alpha”. Under the title “Still Working On It” they present scenes that particularly illustrate the physics of the game and they show a few cool tricks. Most of the backgrounds are still placeholders and only indicate what the backdrop should look like.
Towards the end there is talk of giving the player more “freedom” and “expression possibilities”, whatever that means. In any case, it is clear that the game is still in an early stage of development. The makers themselves know that too: “[…] We are in a very early stage of development of skate. and give players much earlier access to our game than is normally the case in our industry”, they write about the insider playtest. There is currently no release date for the skate game.