It’s been eight years since the release of EA’s last Skate game, but fans might not have to wait too much longer for another entry in the series. If an online retail listing is to be believed, Skate 4 could finally be coming this year. However, the possibility still seems very low.
For example, the price is set for 599 Swedish krona, which translates to about $74 in U.S. currency. That may seem too steep, given that a standard PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game sells for $59.99 over here. Poking around on Webhallen’s site, however, shows that 599 SEK is a standard price for games. So that’s all in order.
Before the hype gets too out of hand, though, there are still details around the listings that should be called into question. One factor is Press Start‘s coverage of the listings includes a screenshot with a release date of “2019,” while the official pages for both platforms state this year. The reasonable assumption is that the page has been updated since the screenshot was taken, but it would be surprising for Webhallen to update the page to say the game is coming out sooner.
Outside of the more substantial details, the cover art for the sports game also muddies the picture. The logo matches well with the previous iterations of the franchise, but the extreme close-up image of a skateboard wheel seems rushed. It’s not uncommon for generic placeholder images to be made for online retail posts, but it has just enough effort put into it to make it stand out as odd.
While EA could pull a surprise reveal of the game, the last update we received from the company was in early 2017, stating it was “not presently making Skate 4.” It was even added that the title would not appear in the 2018 fiscal year. In all, the Webhallen listing has a great deal working against it, but games have been revealed in much strangers ways before.
As with any rumor or leak, fans will just have to hold out hope and wait for official word from EA.
Skate 4 has still not been officially announced.
Source: Press Start