Skate 4: The Internet Reacts, Including Celebrities, Publishers, And Fans
EA dropped news that a new Skate game is finally in development, and Twitter is filling up with reactions--here are our favorites.
It's official--a new Skate game is happening, as was announced at the tail end of EA Play 2020. Although the words Skate 4 were never used explicitly, that's what we're calling the game for now until we get confirmation otherwise, and GameSpot's internal Slack channel immediately blew up with celebration. EA certainly seems to have caught everyone off-guard with the news.
We weren't alone--EA says that fans "commented the game into existence," and the comments have been flowing since the reveal. We've been scouring Twitter for reactions from developers, celebrities, skaters, and whoever else seems particularly enthused, and we've rounded up some of the best reactions below, starting with Tyler, The Creator.
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! SKATE 4 OR WHATEVER AHHHH https://t.co/WrnV9piJ5F— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) June 19, 2020
Actor Demetrius Harmon, who famously convinced Wendy's to bring back their spicy nuggets, was briefly attributed by some with bringing Skate back too...although it seems that was not the case (and for the record, Wendy's was also on board).
i brought spicy nuggets back my next mission is to get skate 4. i need yall with me— Demetrius (@DemetriusHarmon) August 14, 2019
THE TIME HAS COME! SKATE 4 IS COMING https://t.co/Ce1f00OIJN— Demetrius (@DemetriusHarmon) June 19, 2020
oh i had nothing to do with this btw— Demetrius (@DemetriusHarmon) June 19, 2020
Twitch streamer Avalanche, meanwhile, pointed out that the comeback of great video game skateboarding franchises is one of the few things 2020 has going for it.
Tony Hawk announces Pro Skater— Avalanche (@Avalanche100T) June 18, 2020
EA announces Skate 4 soon after
THE ONLY THINGS KEEPING ME GOING IN 2020
He is far from alone in this feeling.
EA coming in to save 2020 by announcing Skate 4 pic.twitter.com/DDjDKscio3— mexi (@SpicyMexii) June 18, 2020
Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad's clever tweet below is a good reminder that we could be a while away from actually seeing the next Skate game, comparing it to Nintendo's 2017 announcement of Metroid Prime 4--a game we are yet to see a second of footage from.
The official Skate Twitter account is on a bit of a victory lap, quote retweeting several folks alongside the words "we're back"--here's one example out of many. Before today, the account's last tweet was on September 8, 2010.
The social media teams behind several publishers just could not hold back their excitement, either--here are just a few examples, including Roll7, developer of skating franchise OlliOlli.
SKATE— Xbox (@Xbox) June 19, 2020
SKATE— Roll7 are HIRING! 🚨 (@Roll_7) June 18, 2020
For now, we don't have a lot of news about the next Skate beyond the fact that it's in development, but hopefully we'll find out more soon.
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