Electronic Arts practically has a chokehold on all things that are related to sports. Just look at the sports titles sales chart year in and year out and you will most of EA’s game offerings practically clogging up the list. EA’s sports title offerings practically cover all sports genres and these titles all range from decent to exceptional. One genre though that EA has not been able to dominate as much is the extreme sports genre, more specifically skateboarding.For years, Activision has held the skateboarding crown from the moment it came out with the ground breaking Tony Hawk series. The innovations that were set by that game has actually resulted in the release of a slew of copycat titles that tried to emulate the sublime controls and gameplay of Tony Hawk’s skateboarding titles.
Now EA has announced that it is working on a new skateboarding game, simply called Skate, to the Sony PlayStation 3.
EA has actually produced a skateboarding game before, 1987’s Skate or Die, but with lackluster results.
At this point actual details about the game are still not readily available but it is confirmed that EA Black Box is developing the said title. The game is said to feature about 14 skateboarding pros.
As I have previously mentioned, the main competitor of Skate would be the Tony Hawk series of Activision. In fact, for 2006 the company will be releasing Tony Hawk’s Project 8 for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 while the Wii will have Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam.