Skate 4 may contain an open-world and leverage user-generated content, EA CEO Andrew Wilson has said during a recent investor call.
Though very early in its development cycle, Wilson said the skateboard sim may contain “user-generated content, open-world, and interaction,” as that is the “secular trend” occuring within the games industry.
“For many people, skateboarding isn’t just a sport: it unlocks their access to art, culture,” Wilson continued (via VGC). “If you follow a guy called Nyjah Huston on Instagram, who’s one of the world’s great skateboarders, you’ll discover that he’s a young guy who started out skateboarding, but now is a fashion and art icon who lives in a big house in Beverly Hills and drives around in a Rolls Royce.”
“So for many people, you think about skating as a starting point that has appeal, but you start to build in user-generated content, exploration and community on top of that, and that expands the opportunity exponentially,” Wilson added.
“So as we think about our future and we think about growth, a big part of it is choosing games that not only themselves have appeal, but can benefit from secular trends in our communities that we think will grow them even beyond our initial expectations.”