Wednesday, September 16, 2009
EA confirms 'Skate 3' for next year
Electronic Arts has confirmed plans to release a third instalment in the Skate series next year.
Developed by EA Black Box for Xbox 360 and PS3, Skate 3 will be based in an all new "skater's paradise" of Port Carverton.
The game will feature online and offline co-operative play, with players able to team up and create a skateboard crew to compete in challenges against rival teams. The developer also intends to beef up the Hall of Meat system and include new options for user-generated content.
"The social and community aspects of the Skate franchise are something we've always embraced, but we've never done anything to the scale you're going to see in Skate 3," said the game's senior producer Jason DeLong.
"We're giving gamers a very unique experience by providing them with the tools they need to build their ultimate team or to create a team comprised entirely of their online friends. From there, it's all about proving yourself - teaming up, and throwing down."
Anyone pre-ordering Skate 3 ahead of its scheduled May 2010 release date will get exclusive access to the Black Box Distribution Skate Park.