That's why it seemed plausible that EA was just letting Skate 4 incubate for a good, long while before release.
The Skate trademark, as originally reported, was not abandoned. Are you still holding out hope for a follow-up in the future?
Gaming outlet VG247 spotted that EA's trademark of the property has been listed as abandoned over on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (UPTO) website since August 31, 2019.
VG247 spotted a United States Patent and Trademark Office (UPTO) detail that said the publisher had not responded to a request for correspondence from the UPTO.
On November 8, 2019, it was discovered by GamesRadar that the trademark for the Skate franchise had been allowed to expire on the Justia Trademarks legal resource site.
Going to an EA event or reading about a new EA announcement and asking, "When is Skate 4?" has pretty much become an inevitability in the gaming community for the better part of a decade. The publisher confirmed back in a 2017 financial call that the game wasn't in development, nor did it surface at E3 2018, despite persistent rumours that it would.
There've been teases on and off for years that a fourth game would possibly possibly possibly well perhaps be made, nonetheless within the stop it all appears to be like to comprise close to naught.
MORE: EA promise "thrilling remasters of fan favourites" - cease they imply Mass Enact and Dreary Space? Is that even possible? Aren't you glad you clicked on this article? It's been almost ten years, I'm not getting any younger, and EA clearly has little interest in reviving the franchise. The lack of response by EA leaves any chance of a new Skate title floating in the void indefinitely.