Do you remember Skate 4? The game that was announced two years ago already? Successor to the amazing Skate 3 that came out in 2010? Yep, that game just had a major gameplay leak and while the original tweet has since been deleted, Jeff Grubb uploaded it to his Twitter (you're the man, Jeff).
Before we show you the tweet, I want you to remember that this is pre-alpha footage. This means it's in its very early stages of development. The game will NOT look like this once it's finished.
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
Not gonna lie, even with pre-alpha footage like that, the game looks pretty cool already. The animations look super smooth and are a great first taste of what's to come. I personally haven't played skating games since my teen years, but maybe Skate 4 will be my re-introduction to the genre.
When Is The Skate 4 Release Date?
Like I mentioned above, Skate 4 was announced in 2020. If the leaked footage is the current state of the game, then don't expect Skate 4 to release in 2022. Given that FIFA always releases in autumn and that's obviously EA's priority, we'd estimate Skate 4 to release early-mid 2024.
Of course, the leaked footage could have been recorded months ago and maybe the game is further ahead than what we believe. Still, two years is a very short time to develop a game, especially in times like these, where everyone would rather put out a polished game than receive the CDPR treatment.
Though, I do want to remind you that EA is working on the Sims 4 and that game sucks hard, with modders having to do all the work that the developers should have done in the first place, so who knows...