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Announcing it on Twitter, EA wrote: “We know you’ve got questions. Join us in The Board Room on 7/14 to hear more about Skate from the team.”
we know you’ve got questions. join us in The Board Room on 7/14 to hear more about skate. from the team. 🛹 pic.twitter.com/e0GbIkTVFu
— skate. (@skateEA) July 1, 2022
As it stands, very little is known about the upcoming Skate game which currently has no title and no release date, but hopefully The Board Room will rectify that.
The upcoming game was announced in 2020 by Skate creative director Cuz Parry and game director Deran Chung, though they had no in-game footage to share.
Skate is Back! pic.twitter.com/EAQgt95HW2
— Electronic Arts (@EA) June 18, 2020
In fact, players had to wait for the beginning of this month to see the first piece of pre-pre-alpha footage.
Alongside the clip, EA announced the Skate Insider Programme, asking players to sign up for playtesting opportunities.
There’s no guarantee of when people will get to play, but EA says that the closed tests are being done to “get this right” – you can sign up for the eventual playtests here.
According to an FAQ page, bringing players into the development process so early on is being done to help “ensure we’re building the best possible game” that can lead to “meaningful decisions and changes” ahead of the game’s launch. However, EA has clarified that only PC players will be able to playtest the game.
The announcement was accompanied by a brand new trailer showcasing over three minutes of in-game footage, with the game releasing exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 28.