With the iconic E3 gaming expo just a month away, it comes as no surprise that fans are demanding Skate 4 from publisher Electronic Arts. The game itself, which isn’t likely in development, has become a bit of a phenomenon, as fans demand it year after year. In fact, another skating simulator called Session hopes to seize some of that hype when it launches later this year, but that hasn’t stopped the demand for Skate 4. The most recent public plea for Skate 4 comes from a comment-bombing of EA’s Instagram. On a post sharing the dates (June 8-9) of its own pre-E3 2019 showcase, EA Play, fans posted an overwhelming number of comments asking for Skate 4. At the time of this writing, this post has over 18K likes and nearly 1,500 comments, with the majority of those comments being related to Skate 4. These comments range from something as simple as “Skate 4!” to the hashtag #makeskateagain and the ever-passive aggressive remark, “we want Skate 4 but … [Read more...] about EA’s Instagram Bombed with Skate 4 Demands
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With some exceptions, it’s fair to say that E3 2018 was a satisfying, varied show. If you went in looking for exciting announcements and game reveals, we got a fair few of those like Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield, Microsoft’s Halo Infinite, EA’s Jedi: Fallen Order, Activision’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and lots more. We also learned plenty of new details about games many of us were curious about, such as Ghost of Tsushima, Rage 2, Fallout 76 and many more. And, even though we didn’t get to see gameplay, everyone who went to see the Cyberpunk 2077 behind-closed-doors demo came back saying it was the highlight of the entire show. But amidst all the surprises, detailed deep-dives and trailers so good you can’t tell if they’re CG or actual gameplay, a few games we assumed would be there were nowhere to be found. These weren’t confirmed, mind you, but they’re nonetheless games we would bet would’ve made some … [Read more...] about The games we thought for sure would be at E3 2018 but were nowhere to be found
When the Skate 3 servers came online, fans thought that undoubtedly Skate 4 was on the way. However, the EA Play conference is over, and Skate 4 is nowhere to be found at E3 2018. Where was Skate 4? We got a revival of the classic series Command & Conquer for mobile, so it's not like EA isn't doing anything with their more neglected franchises. With all the hype fans had at just the thought of a new Skate game, it seems weird EA hasn't said anything at all. Will Skate 4 be at E3 2018? Well, the best chance for us to see Skate 4 would have been at E3 2018. It's questionable whether or not the game even exists. There was never an official teaser, and EA hasn't said anything about bringing the franchise back to life. The Skate 3 servers coming back online may have been as simple as someone at EA tripping over a cord in a dusty, abandoned server room somewhere. There's also the possibility we may be seeing backward compatibility coming for Skate 3, and the servers are being reactivated … [Read more...] about Skate 4 at EA Play: Why Wasn’t it at E3 2018?
Out of EA's many franchises, the Skate series has one of the more unusual stories surrounding it. It was alive, thrived, then died all within the span of 2007 to 2010. Skate 3, the last entry, saw a resurgence of popularity because of YouTuber PewDiePie in 2014 and awakened a sleeping fervor for a sequel. Recently, EA turned the Skate 3 servers back on out of the blue. While EA has not commented on why they did this, speculation about an unconfirmed sequel has run rampant. A few people on Twitter and YouTube started noticing that the servers came back online over the past few days. Players noticed that they could load their community parks, videos, and more that were previously dormant. EA never officially came out and said when they shut down the servers, but players have had spotty service for a few years now according to plenty of FAQ posts. The possibility of Skate 4 has been hazy. EA Community Manager Daniel Lingen tweeted "#skate4" back in January 2017. Andrew Wilson, EA's … [Read more...] about Skate 3 Servers Come Back from the Dead, Hearts Stop at the Possibility of Skate 4
By Matt Martin, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 11:38 GMT Online servers for Skate 3 have been turned back on. This is not a drill. We repeat: this is not a drill.Skate 3 return, the rumours of a possible Skate 4 announcement have inevitably kicked off once again. Shit, we’re getting in on some of that. Deep breath. This is what has happened. Skate 3’s servers are alive. Witness the proof: #skate4 skate 3 skate.feed is back up @EA pic.twitter.com/W7SCEdgMQQ — Deformed Seagull Official (@kermtfog) June 5, 2018 Now why would Skate 3 servers come back online? Apart from EA letting us have a load of fun online and share user-created skateparks again? Rumours are pointing to either Skate 4 reveal at E3 this weekend, or maybe a remaster? We’ve been here before with the idea of Skate 4 after some cryptic tweets, only to have our hopes smashed to pieces. EA’s robo-CEO Andrew Wilson said in February 2017 that Skate wasn’t currently in development at EA. But … [Read more...] about Skate 3 servers come back from the dead – hearts stop at the thought of a Skate 4 announcement