UPDATE: A Previous Trademark Filing from EA for Skate has been Discovered

By Sean Carey,
Skate 4 Trademark dropped

UPDATE: It turns out the trademark below wasn't the only filing EA had registered for the Skate IP. It looks like EA let the previous trademark expire for legal convenience. The latest activity on a newly found filing reads "REGISTERED AND RENEWED (FIRST RENEWAL - 10 YRS)." EA still has a trademark on the IP, so it doesn't look like the publisher is prepared to drop the Skate series just yet.

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Devoted fans of the Skate series have been calling out for a new Skate title for years now. However, Skate 4 is looking highly unlikely as EA has once again abandoned the Skate trademark, casting doubt over another EA skateboarding sim.

EA re-filed ownership for the IP in February of last year, which sent the internet into a frenzy. Everyone was expecting news that a new Skate title was in development. Sadly, that never came, and as reported by GamesRadar, the publisher has now again dropped the trademark for the Skate series.

The Justia Trademarks website shows that EA did not respond to repeated attempts over the trademark application, and was abandoned in August of this year. It is entirely possible that EA could re-file for the trademark like it has done previously. We have reached out to EA for comment.

The last entry into the Skate series was Skate 3 back in 2010 for the Xbox 360. It was well-received by critics and fans with the game garnering an 80/100 Metascore. The TA community rating echoes that score with a 3.93.

If EA doesn't pick up the Skate franchise again, this leaves the door wide open for Crea-ture studios' own skateboarding game Session. Session is currently in early access on Steam and was due to come to the Xbox Game Preview Program last month, but unfortunately was delayed. Crea-ture Studios now say that its game will be coming to Game Preview late November/Early December. So far, early access previews for the steam version of Session look promising. Although the game is pretty rough around the edges, and the learning curve steep, there is a solid skateboarding game underneath.

If we hear back from EA or any more on this story we will be sure to update you.

Source: GamesRadar
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.