Is it happening? Has the internet finally succeeded in its mission to Make EA Skate Again?
Earlier this week, a YouTube video uploaded by X7 Albert showed a Skate 3 with its servers fully back online, restoring access to features like team lobbies, community parks and community videos.
'.The Tony Hawk reboot last year confirmed what a lot of people felt. the skateboarding video game genre wasn't quite what it used to be. It's why, for instance, EA hasn't really been particularly fussed about making Skate 4..'
The unexpected move has fueled speculation that EA is preparing to announce Skate 4 at E3 this year. Previous indicators that Skate 4 may be in development, like a mysterious tweet from an EA community manager last year, have thus far led to nothing, but this could be the year it finally comes together.
— RobinGaming (@RobinGaming) June 5, 2018
Skate 3 started to lose online features around 2014, and despite a huge increase in demand leading to reprints in 2014, its servers were shut down entirely in 2016.
Even if this move doesn't result in a fabled Skate 4 announcement, it's kind of nice just seeing how excited the Skate fanbase are to relive old online stomping grounds again.
We'll find out whether or not Skate 4 is coming at the EA Play event this weekend.