EA’s Skate franchise has just as dedicated a fan base as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. It separated itself from other skating titles thanks to its ‘Flick It’ style of controlling, as well as the physics heavy gameplay. The franchise has been absent since 2010 on consoles, and never came to PC. It is therefore exciting to see EA confirm that the upcoming SKATE will be coming to the platform.
Releasing a short teaser video on Twitter, the footage showcased a real life person performing tricks on a skateboard, eventually jumping over an old-school PC, after which its screen lights up with the Skate logo. The caption for the video simply reads “PC_confirmation.exe.”
— skate. (@skateEA) August 26, 2021
While this is undoubtedly good news, it does beg the question as to how the game will be controlled on PC. It is likely that one of the reasons as to why the previous games never found their way onto the PC platform is due to the fact that the game’s mechanics rely heavily on the use of analogue sticks. While PC players could of course plug in a controller, making such a thing mandatory would have been a tough ask.
Regardless of how the team at EA have decided to circumvent this issue, it is good not only for the current PC players, but also for the longevity of the franchise, and the preservation of games in the long run to see the upcoming SKATE arrive on PC.
KitGuru says: Are you excited for SKATE? Would you use a controller, or a keyboard if it was an option? What do you want to see from the game? Let us know down below.