Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.


Skate 4 is still a ways off. This is something that I’ve told fans of the series whenever they’ve asked me about it. And that continues to be the case. But that doesn’t mean the Skate team over at EA isn’t making any progress. The publisher is continually running tests for an early, pre-alpha version of Skate 4, and now video of that has leaked online.

In a clip posted to Odysee.com, fans can see textureless skater grind and flip trick through a textureless world. This is obviously footage of the game from a prototyping phase. And this is something that fans of the series shoot take as a good sign because it indicates that EA is trying to make the game feel just right.

It’s also a sign that EA is serious about giving developers enough time to prototype ideas for their games. That is a design method that has proven popular and lucrative for EA’s Respawn Entertainment, and it’s one EA wants to replicate across its other studios.

Skate 4 is likely not due out any time this year, but we may hear more about the game soon.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.