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EA forms new studio Full Circle to make new Skate game

EA forms new studio Full Circle to make new Skate game

Finally, some more details about EA's new Skate title.

In a release yesterday, the publishing giant said that this was being created by a new studio called Full Circle. This is based in Vancouver and is being headed up by Microsoft vet Daniel McCulloch (pictured).

Furthermore, the creative team who originally make Skate – Deran Chung and Cuz Parry – have made a return for this project and will be helping out with this new project. EA announced Skate 4 in June 2020.

“The fans wished Skate back into existence and we want them involved in the process from development to game launch and beyond. We want them to feel like they are a part of Full Circle,” McCulloch said.

“We’re all about having fun and making great games that people want to play with their friends. And, we’re looking for more developers to help us build compelling worlds for players to explore.”

Chung and Parry added: “We’re so stoked to be back working on Skate. Some would say things have come full circle.”

The first three Skate games launched between 2007 and 2010. The series got a boost in popularity when YouTuber PewDiePie played the third entry in the series back in 2014, causing a surge in sales. UK retailer GAME had to request EA print more copies of the game.

McCulloch departed Microsoft – where he was general manager of Xbox Live – in June 2020 before landing a role at EA's new Skate studio the following month.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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