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EA Forms New Skate Development Studio Full Circle

EA's new Full Circle studio will work on the new Skate game.
EA's new Full Circle studio will work on the new Skate game. / Photo courtesy of EA

Full Circle, a new studio established by Electronic Arts, will lead development on the upcoming Skate game, EA announced Wednesday.

The new studio will be based in Vancouver, but EA says it will have "team members around the globe, embracing a geo-diverse team and culture."

"We're working on the next evolution of Skate, and set to deliver an experience that will embrace and build upon everything our community found special about the previous games."

Former Xbox Live general manager Daniel McCulloch will lead the studio, while creative leadership of the Skate series will go to Deran Chun and Chris "Cuz" Parry. EA says Chun and Parry were "integral to the creation of the franchise and the development of all three original games."

Full Circle's name may be a reference to EA's Black Box studio, the team that originally developed the Skate series and was also based in Vancouver. The last Skate game, Skate 3, came out in 2010. Constant cheppering from fans led EA to return to the series, bringing it back to where it all began.

Full Circle is hiring for dozens of positions to work on Skate, which still doesn't have an official name, announced release date or platforms.