As per Wccftech, pro skateboarder Jason Dill has apparently been approached to help EA make a mobile port of Skate 3. Below is the full quote:
I got a call from the EA people about 10 months ago, and they said, "Hey, we want to talk about the Skate game." I said, that's fine.
[They] said, basically, "We want to do a mobile version of Skate 3." I wrote back, and I said, "What else?" She wrote back, "No, that's it."
I wrote back, "Hey, no big deal, but nobody wants your stupid mobile version of Skate 3. Make Skate f--king 4 already, cuz just, like, do it. Just make the game and participate again. You can't level it up to the same numbers you get on other games, you do it for a cultural thing that pays you back later.
Given that Skate 3 came out in 2010, it could be ported to today's mobile phones, but you have to wonder if that's the right decision. Of course, EA could say that they are testing the waters to see if people are still interested in the series, but a remastered Skate 1-3 on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as a launch title would do the job just as well. Of course, that would take a lot more money and time to develop, but it's not like EA can't afford it. We'll find out in a month or so with EA Play 2020, I guess.
In other Skateboarding news, Dill also mentioned that he was contacted to work on a new Tony Hawk game, that will hopefully be better then Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5. Additionally, Skater XL announced it will be releasing on July 8th this year.
If Skate 3 Mobile happens before a Skate 4, the salt will be hilarious. The last Skate, Skate 3, came out ten years ago. There's always been a big community around Skate and Skateboarding games in general... so why not make a new one? There has to be something going on behind the scenes, because EA saying "yeah, let's piss off a ravenous fanbase," seems like a bad move. However, this is the same company that has published polished turds such as Battlefield V, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Anthem, so who knows.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited to play Skate again? Let us know in the comments!