EA Debuts Skate 4 Pre-Alpha Footage and Playtest Registrations

EA has uploaded some new footage of the Skate 4 "pre-pre-pre-Alpha" to give fans a look into the next installment of the Skate franchise.

Aside from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Skate is one of the most popular skateboarding video game titles ever made. Electronic Arts’ flick control scheme and detailed environments made for a pretty epic skating experience on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2007. Two sequels came out for the game, and now, EA is showcasing some very early footage of Skate 4 development.

The Skate YouTube channel showcases some barebone footage of Skate 4, which EA dubs “pre-pre-pre-Alpha.” We’re talking early here, folks–wireframe models and untextured assets. That’s not a bad thing, though. The developers are being extremely transparent here, hence the name of the video: Still Working On It.

As you can see from the video, the team details exactly what they’ve been up to regarding Skate 4 development–and it’s looking promising. Toward the end of the video, some more polished gameplay is highlighted with some street skating. In addition to the little sneak peek, EA also lets fans know that playtest registration is open.

Fans can sign up to become a Skate insider for a chance to play and shape the future of the game.

How to sign up for Skate 4 playtesting

To sign up for Skate 4 playtesting:

  1. Go to the skate.game website.
  2. Tap the Insider Registration button.
  3. Sign in to EA Playtesting.
  4. Wait in the queue.
  5. Confirm your registration.

Anyone 18 years of age or older can sign up to become a skate insider. Becoming an insider gives fans a chance to playtest the upcoming Skate 4 game. EA will invite players “based on varying factors defined by our goals for testing at that time in development.”

Playtesters can provide direct feedback about the game. A playtest schedule will be released in the future, which will be detailed in future communications after signing up for the playtest. Skate playtests are currently only available on PC via Origin but may open up to more platforms down the line.

For more about Skate 4, follow the skateEA Twitter, Instagram, and hop in the Discord to chat with the community.

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