The skateboarding genre is experiencing somewhat of a resurgence - with Skater XL due out in July, and Activision yesterday announcing the first two Tony Hawk's two games would be receiving a remaster this September. There's also Session to anticipate. What are the chances of EA's beloved Skate series making a comeback, though? Especially now that the third game is 10 years old!
On a recent episode of The Nine Club - a skateboard podcast hosted by Chris Roberts, skateboarding legend Jason Dill spoke about how he was supposedly contacted by the third-party video game giant "about 10 months ago" in regards to a mobile version of Skate 3 and asked if he'd like to be involved.
Here's how the exchange went:
"I got a call from the EA people about 10 months ago, and they said, 'Hey, we want to talk about the Skate games. This woman emailed me, and she said, basically, 'Hey Jason, we want to do a mobile version of Skate 3,' and I wrote back and I said, 'What else? She wrote back, 'No that's it.'
Dill, wasn't impressed with this response, so he decided to send back the following message on Skate fans' behalf:
"So I wrote back, 'Look, no big deal, no one wants your stupid mobile version of Skate 3... make Skate f***ing 4 already!"
The reply he received back explained how EA wasn't looking to pursue Skate 4, so he sent one last message, explaining how he didn't want to be involved with the company's "stupid" mobile game.
"I think the Skate team at EA has done themselves a big disservice by not actually trying. I don't want to be on some mobile f**king gaming system."
Now that the Hawk is back in full flight, would you like to see EA revive the Skate series? Do you think Skater XL can fill the gap? Share your thoughts below.