One of the sometimes amusing things about working in the games industry is that often I’m sworn to secrecy about the projects I’m working on. skate. shipped in late September of 2007 and I’ve been still employed since then, so I must have been working on something.
The truth can be somewhat revealed in this press release by EA. The skate. franchise is coming to both Nintendo Wii and DS platforms. There are separate teams working on both the Wii and DS versions. Though each game is definitely not a port, there are a few bits and pieces of core skate. technology that’s made it into Skate It for the Wii. I’m happy to say some of the stuff I worked on made it into the Wii version.
Shoved into the end of the press release, almost as an afterthought is this last line:
“Separately, Skate 2 is also currently in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system.“
I can finally say I’m working on the sequel to skate. Other than that, I can’t say anything about new features nor release dates. I can say, however, I’m excited about what we have in store for the game playing public. So there you have it.