Watch Ragdoll Skaters Eating Asphalt In EA’s ‘Pre-Pre-Pre-Alpha’ Skate Gameplay Video
Get your knee pads and elbow pads ready, EA has finally revealed more information about its upcoming open-world skateboarding game, Skate. This is the first news we’ve had since last year’s incredibly brief announcement and it’s in the form of a jaw-dropping “pre-pre-pre-alpha” gameplay trailer.
“We told you we were back, and we’re still working on it – but it’s time for you to see what we’ve done,” EA said. “It’s still early days, but we want to get it right and that means we want you to be a part of it.” Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s labeled an early look, there’s still plenty in the minute-and-a-half-long trailer to get excited about. Watch the video below to check it out.
So yeah, it sure looks like Skate is still very early in production (many environments and characters are still lumpy, textureless shapes), but we’ve got a good look at the most important part of the game: skating.
The tricks look crisp and precise, with the video showing plenty of kick-flips, ollies and smooth rails. There are also parkour elements with player characters running up walls, jumping off rooftops and swinging from beams. Looks like the list of ways your ragdoll skater can break every bone in his body just got a whole lot longer.
If you’re itching to get stuck in, EA is taking signups for Skate’s closed beta tests. They say there’s no guarantee of how long you’ll be able to play, but Skate Insider’s Q&A says the playtesting schedule will change as development progresses, indicating the potential for more testing opportunities in the future.