Fans pushing for EA to return to the Skate series now have a major backer. The Berrics, one of the largest online skateboarding companies, has started a campaign to make EA Skate again. Posting on their Instagram page Thursday, The Berrics coined #MAKEeaSKATEAGAIN and created a separate Instagram account in hopes of influencing EA to make Skate 4 a reality.
The original post from The Berrics states:
“Here at The Berrics, we’ve always prided ourselves on being a bridge for skateboarders to access your favorite pros, and moreover, to guard that bridge as representatives of skateboarding to any industry attempting to cross. We ask you to cross the bridge to take EA head on, as we stand to echo the voice of the people.”
“What do we want? Skate 4! When do we want it? Now! Make EA Skate Again!”
The Skate series came out of nowhere in 2007. Developed by EA Blackbox, Skate gave players a realistic skating experience, compared to the combo driven gameplay of Neversoft’s Tony Hawk series. Followed by two successful sequels, it seemed the Skate series was poised to become an annual release for EA. Business decisions would soon bring the series to a halt.
EA Blackbox closed its doors in 2013 after EA conducted numerous restructures across a handful of their developers.
The latest title in the series, Skate 3, was released in 2010. Since then the series, along with all other extreme sports games have disappeared for the most part.
The Berrics, an indoor skatepark and a skateboard focused website, was founded by pro skaters, Steve Berra and Eric Koston in 2007.The site grew quickly, giving skaters a one-stop shop for everything in skateboarding culture, including skate videos and products.
The Berrics now stand with skaters and gamers, as they demand a return for the Skate series. Fans and supporters of The Berrics campaign can stay up-to-date by following @MAKEeaSKATEAGAIN on Twitter and Instagram.