Wilson shared a story about skateboarder Nyjah Huston who started as a skateboarder but now has a brand that includes fashion and art. “So for many people, you think about skating as a starting point that has appeal, but you start to build in user-generated content, exploration, and community on top of that and that expands the opportunity exponentially.”
While the new Skate is still “very early” in development, Wilson’s comments highlight some potential directions for the new Skate title. Players can likely expect customization options and possibly a chance to fill the open-world with user-generated content.
EA didn’t release a trailer for the new Skate, instead, EA presented series producers Deran Chung and Chris ‘Cuz’ Parry to announce that development has started. Other announcements from EA Play include in-depth gameplay reveal for Star Wars: Squadrons and a teaser for next-gen games. EA also announced seven games for the Nintendo Switch.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.