EA has answered years of prayers by announcing the return of the Skate franchise Last July. The reveal didn’t offer a trailer, gameplay, concept art, or anything, as the game was very early in development. How early? Well, today EA announced the formation of a new studio that will lead the development of the next skate game.
Meet Full Circle, a Vancouver-based team led by Daniel McCulloch, formerly Xbox Live manager at Microsoft. Fans will be delighted to hear that Deran Chung and Cuz Parry, who helped create the Skate franchise and worked on the three main games, are the creative leadership for the new title. “We are delighted to be back to work on Skate,” Chung and Parry said in a press release.
McCulloch also made his own statement:
“Fans have wanted Skate to come back to existence and we want them to feel involved in the process from development to launch of the game and beyond. We want them to feel like they are part of Full Circle. We want to have fun and create great games that people want to play with their friends. And we’re looking for more developers to help us create compelling worlds for players to explore. “
Full Circle is always in the process of recruiting positions for designers, artists, and engineers, among other jobs, so if you’re good at it, go apply and help make Skateboarding a reality faster, damn it! Still, Full Circle seems to have got off to a good start. Sadly, that also means the new Skate is further removed than fans might have realized. But, having spent over a decade waiting with little more than hope and prayer, at least the fans have something tangible to look forward to now. While you wait, you can satisfy your skate cravings with our Replay episodes of Skating 2 and Skating 3.
What do you think of the new team and what are you looking for in a new skate game? Sound off in the comments!