Official: Skate Is A Free-To-Play Live-Service Game

Skate 4 will be called Skate and it will be free-to-play. The developers shared these details and more in a new video.

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The much anticipated Skate 4 now has its official title, and no... it's not actually Skate 4. The game will be called skate. and will (hopefully) have a more creative approach to the skating genre than its title might suggest. The game will actually be free-to-play, as has been revealed by developers Full Circle. They also lifted the curtain on more details regarding the skateboarding simulation in a new video, which you can see down below.

Skate Will Be Free-To-Play & Supported For Years

In the video, the developers unveil their plans for Skate (still can't get over that boring title, sorry). The plan is to have the game be supported for years to come. And the community is supposed to play a big part in that. Players' feedback is supposed to be strongly considered, just like with the current playtest. Skate will be free-to-play and a live-service title, with new content being developed by Full Circle as well as the players themselves.

Check out the fun reveal trailer for Skate here:

We already know from the playtest, that there are editor functions, with which players can build their own content. Another important aspect of community collaboration are supposed to be the so-called "Collabozones" (see, that's how you make a great title!) in which players will be able to create courses and other types of content together. They will then appear in shared instances for other players to explore and play with. Sounds really cool! We're excited to see, what players will come up with.

Skate will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, with cross-play and cross-progression. Full Circle are also thinking about a mobile version of the game. A release date hasn't been announced yet. The game will feature microtransactions, but the developers are emphasizing that it won't be pay-to-win and that any form of spending money will be entirely optional. A good sign for sure, and we are very excited to get our hands on Skate.