No new content for SKATE

Forget extra trainers and decks.

EA has confirmed to Eurogamer that it will not be offering any downloadable content for SKATE in the future.

It follows comments made by EA Black Box producer Scott Blackwood, who said asking you lot to pay for insignificant extras was not how he wanted SKATE to get a name for itself.

"[We're] not planning any new content for Skate 1 ... We didn't want to go back and ask [people] for more money to get more shoes and shirts," Scott Blackwood told EGM. "That's not how we wanted to enter this market."

However, when talking about the lack of female characters in the game and what a tough design decision that was, Blackwood suggested that we may see something in the future, and that "when we do it - and we will - it's going to be done very well".

SKATE is, unsurprisingly, a skateboarding game in the same vein as the Tony Hawk's series. However, it has numerous differences like more realistic controls and free-form trick manoeuvres.

We were quite taken aback by it last month and found it bastardly hard but ultimately the most rewarding game in the genre around. Pop over to our SKATE review to find out why.

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