A total of eight games will receive their ‘first look’ demonstration at EA Play 2017. However only six games were listed in EA’s announcement. Could we get Skate 4 as EA’s unannounced game for their event?
EA Play 2017
The official EA Play 2017 site showed the following games to be showcased on the event. Most of these are games that have yet to be released in the market. However, Skate 4 is not one of these revealed games. Here’s the list according to the site:
- Star Wars Battlefront 2
- EA Sports Fifa 18
- Madden NFL 18
- NBA Live 18
- Need for Speed Payback
- Battlefield 1
EA will definitely take this chance to introduce these games to the audience. So far, none of the titles look uninteresting as they’re all from popular existing franchises. The list doesn’t seem to have any new IPs, but EA seems to have that covered.
Two Unmentioned Titles
As seen on EA Play article’s title, the company promises a total of 8 games to highlight in the event, but only listed six titles in the site itself. Potentially, EA will reveal these two games on the event itself to surprise their fans. NeoGAF’s Nirolak notes that it could be Hazelight’s game and Bioware’s new IP that’ll fill these two slots.
Hazelight has director Josef Fares who made Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, which got 90 average score on Metacritic. Meanwhile, Bioware’s “project Dylan” might help redeem the studio’s reputation after Mass Effect Andromeda failed to capture players’ attention positively.
However, Skate 4 still has a chance to appear as EA has yet to confirm the two games. Perhaps we’ll have to wait in the coming weekend to know their unlisted game reveals.
Skate 4 Hype
Fans are currently waiting for a good skateboarding game in form of Skate 4 from EA. Robomodo’s Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 bombed as it was a buggy game that prevented fans from enjoying the game entirely. However, EA has yet to show any interest in making Skate 4 after Skate 3. Last January, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said that they’re “not presently making Skate 4”.
At best, we can only expect a teaser image that they will be working on Skate 4. It’s already been seven years since Skate 3 released last 2010 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For now, Skate 4’s appearance in EA Play is unconfirmed until it’s shown in E3 or at EA Play. Stay updated with more Skate 4 news here on The Bitbag.