EA Starts a New Studio That Will Focus on the Next Skate Title
Skate is getting its very own studio. Today, EA announced Full Circle which will be heading up development on the upcoming title.
Back at EA Play 2020, EA finally announced that its popular Skate series is finally returning. Of course, given the massive fan campaign and the success of indie games like Skater XL and Session, it’s not surprising to see EA go back to the Skate well. And the success of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 has to be a good sign for the company. However, there were still several unknowns about the title. Thankfully, one of those has been announced today. Skate finally has its own studio, as EA announced Full Circle, a brand new team based in Vancouver. See the announcement below.
— Skate (@SkateEA) January 27, 2021
As you can see if you click through the tweet above, they’re very much still staffing up. When they announced the next Skate it definitely seemed pretty far out and this kind of confirms that assumption. It looks like they’re hiring quite a few positions across the board. I wouldn’t expect this game any time soon.
That being said, it is comforting to see EA putting together a studio for Skate. It signifies to me that they’re serious about development. That’s not a big surprise given how loud the community has been about wanting this game, but it’s nice to see that confirmed. Personally, I think the earliest we see anything out of this game is this year’s EA Play. However, I would expect even that to just be a small teaser. Though, what do I know? I’ve never made a video game.
Skate doesn’t have a release date or anything like that. But as soon as it does, you can expect to see the news right here on DualShockers.