Of course we were all hoping for #skate4 but seeing what seems like Skate. fans’ only hope of a new skateboarding game on one of the biggest stages at E3 was pretty cool. I haven’t followed the kickstarter too closely so if anyone has any info on how the project is developing feel free to share!
I thought the trailer looked promising. I really dug the handheld camera aesthetic; it looks like the videos my friends and I made as teens skating around the city (only we weren’t frontside flipping over giant hubbas and stuff). The animations look okay, some of the transitions between grinds and flip tricks looked like they don’t quite blend together smoothly but I’m okay with that since I assume they don’t have access to MoCap and all that fancy stuff.
The thing I’m most worried about are the controls. I played a tech demo that they put out a while ago (maybe 1.5 years ago?) and couldn’t wrap my head around them. It seemed like they took the Skate. controls and made them more complicated/unwieldy. Again, if any kickstarter backers can shed more light on the current state of the game that would be much appreciated.
But overall I think the game has a great look and from what I’ve read the team is passionate and their vision of skateboarding aligns with mine. Now that it has gotten more exposure on a big stage I look forward to seeing how the project progresses.
TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K591m5p_Wlw