Skate 4 multiplayer will reportedly include collaborative skate park building, allowing you and your friends to place skate park pieces in a multiplayer session in real-time. Additionally, early alpha footage of gameplay has leaked.
We first heard tell of the Skate series making a return back in May 2020. EA subsequently confirmed that Skate 4 is indeed on the way and formed the new studio Full Circle to work on the game, confirming a PC release last summer. Now, some interesting new details have leaked about this in-development skating game.
This is Skate 4 pre-alpha footage. This is in line with what I've heard about where the game is at from multiple people. They're trying to get the feel right, which is probably the most important aspect of a Skate game. https://t.co/AXNV2Agk6z pic.twitter.com/nUINhghxLg— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) April 20, 2022
Skate 4 Multiplayer Sounds Like a Ton of Fun
First and foremost, a new report from VGC details the latest episode of Grubbsnax, a portion of which talked about Skate 4 multiplayer. While the game still seems quite early in development, it sounds like Full Circle is cooking up some interesting collaborative gameplay elements.
"And where that stuff should shine is the other side of this, which is sort of this collaborative online free skate mode that does sound very good," Giantbomb's Jeff Grubb explained in the latest episode of Grubbsnax.
"This is a mode where you are hanging out with your friends or anyone else who is going to hop onto the server, and then anyone on the server can say, ‘hey, does anyone want to try and lay down some tricks with me over here on this thing?'"
That's not all we've recently learned about the game. Yesterday, a video leaked (seen above) that showed off early gameplay. There's not much in the way of graphical fidelity -- it is, after all, an early test version -- but the gameplay looks just as good as previous games in the Skate series. Of course, getting it to work this well in multiplayer is a challenge in its own right, so Full Circle will certainly have a challenging time making this happen.
As always, take this reporting with a grain of salt. There's still a lot we don't know about Skate 4, but what we've seen and heard so far looks seriously impressive. Between this and games like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, we may be looking at a serious revival of the skating genre in the coming years.