EA CEO hints at open world, customization-filled Skate 4

By Stephany Nunneley
23 June 2020 17:07 GMT

Electronic Arts has hinted that Skate 4 could contain an open-world with “user-generated content and interaction.”

Speaking in an investors call, company CEO Andre Wilson stated Skate 4 may contain “user-generated content, open-world, and interaction,” as that is the “secular trend” happening with the industry.

“For many people, skateboarding isn’t just a sport: it unlocks their access to art, culture,” said Wilson (thanks, VGC). “If you follow a guy called Nyjah Huston on Instagram, who’s one of the world’s great skateboarders, you’ll discover that he’s a young guy who started out skateboarding, but now is a fashion and art icon who lives in a big house in Beverly Hills and drives around in a Rolls Royce.”

“So for many people, you think about skating as a starting point that has appeal, but you start to build in user-generated content, exploration and community on top of that, and that expands the opportunity exponentially.

“So as we think about our future and we think about growth, a big part of it is choosing games that not only themselves have appeal, but can benefit from secular trends in our communities that we think will grow them even beyond our initial expectations.”

The game was announced at end of the EA Play Live 2020 showcase, and it was said the game was in the early days of development.

The announcement was made by franchise director Deran Chung and creative director Chris Parry who said that fans had “commented” the game into “existence.”

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