Many popular and unique skateboarding games are already available for PC play, but one franchise that has been conspicuously absent from the PC gaming scene is Skate. That’s about to change with the release of the next installment in EA’s critically acclaimed series. The game’s official Twitter account confirmed the PC release on Thursday with a video clip from a skate vid that was posted alongside the announcement.
Last summer, it was announced that a new Skate game would be released as a sequel to 2010’s Skate 3. Full Circle — which includes series veterans Deran Chung and Chris “Cuz” Parry among its ranks — has been tipped to be taking over development of the game since then. However, a spinoff (called Skate It) was released for the Nintendo DS, Wii, and iOS devices, bringing the main series’ reach to more platforms than ever before.
Skateboarding has had a banner year in general, and the sport will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo this summer as a result. It’s possible that EA is attempting to capitalize on the widespread interest by releasing a multi-platform version of its stuttering series.