Skate Franchise Abandoned by EA Games

SKATE Franchise Abandoned by EA (Picture: EA)

SKATE Franchise Abandoned by EA (Picture: EA)

Oh, Skate. It’s almost difficult to think about this franchise without suddenly having the urge to pick up a skateboard and tour a city with a bunch of friends. It’s also pretty tough to get over the fact that it’s almost been a decade since the third and final instalment was released, too. And yes, we are still talking about it. We have been demanding a fourth sequence for nine years.

Even after the global release of Skate 3 in 2010, long-term fans are still pleading for a new segment to the Skate catalogue. But sadly – that day may never come.

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Data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has shown that the rights to the franchise officially died out on the 1st August 2019. But, despite the heartbreaking news of the demise of the trending franchise, it is noted that the trademark was actually renewed in February 2018. So, I suppose at one stage there were small hopes that a reboot would bring the brand back to life. Sadly, however, it was never meant to be.

Skate 4 will not be happening (Picture: USPTO)

Skate 4 will not be happening (Picture: USPTO)

Fans have been pleading EA to bring Skate back for years now, but after this sorrowful sight, it is likely that we’ll never get our fourth instalment after all. But hey, at least we still have the cherished memories of the original three titles. And so long as the fans stay loyal to the franchises older games, I don’t think Skate will ever really fade away.

So, will you be booting up your previous-gen consoles tonight and busting out some Skate? Let us know in the comments below.

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