EA’s ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ video of the new Skate still looks pretty great

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EA introduced in 2020 {that a} new Skate sport was on the method, and on Thursday, we bought our first look — effectively, type of. The firm debuted a trailer with what it calls “pre-pre-pre-alpha” footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel, and even on this early type, the sport looks prefer it has quite a bit of promise.

The footage, unsurprisingly, largely options skateboarding, although a lot of it has what’s clearly placeholder graphics and artwork. A later half of the video has extra complete-looking graphics, and it seems this new Skate entry will proceed the collection’ realism. There are glimpses of a number of extra outlandish ideas, too, like some hilariously tall ramps and a constructing that looks impressed by a pachinko board. And many of the pictures present quite a bit of skate boarders directly, suggesting that the ultimate sport would possibly allow you to pull off tips with a bunch of different individuals close by.

We still don’t know when the sport is likely to be launched, and provided that that is pre-pre-pre-alpha footage, it doesn’t appear to be you need to count on it anytime quickly. But in the event you’re thinking about playtesting the sport, you are able to do that on EA’s website.

Playtests will solely be obtainable on PC through Origin, according to an FAQ. However, the playtesting signup type asks in the event you primarily play video games on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, or cellular, which may point out the sport will ultimately be launched on all of these platforms.

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