Skate 4 Insider Playtests: How to Get Access

"We told you we’re back, and we’re still working on it - but it’s time for you to see what we’ve been up to."
"We told you we’re back, and we’re still working on it - but it’s time for you to see what we’ve been up to." / Image courtesy of Electronic Arts

In addition to revealing the first official glimpse of its "pre-pre-pre-alpha" gameplay, Electronic Arts announced that it has opened playtesting sign-ups for Skate 4.

Those who sign up are selected to skate. Insiders will have the chance to play "very early" versions of the game and provide feedback throughout its development to help EA get it ready for its worldwide launch.

For those interested in trying out the game as early as possible, here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about the Skate 4 insider playtests.

Skate 4 Insider Playtests: How to Get Access

Anyone 18+ years of age can sign up to be a skate. insider.

Additionally, at least early on, the playtests will only be available on PC (via Origin). However, EA added that it will expand testing to more platforms down the line so it's still worth signing up early for those on console.

To sign-up for the skate. insider program:

  1. Head to the official skate. website.
  2. Select the "Sign in to EA Playtesting" button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Sign in to your EA Account
  4. Under the Playtests Available header, select "skate. Insider Playtesting Signup"
  5. Fill out the survey question and hit "Sign-up"

EA did mention that it will need to scale access to the game gradually as development progresses to "ensure a smooth experience." As such, it seems they will be inviting players to participate "based on varying factors defined by our goals for testing at that time in development."

When participating in the skate. insider playtests, EA is encouraging players to refrain from recording, streaming and/or capturing any portion of the early gameplay (including text, screenshots, video, etc.). Doing so is said to breach the Pre-Release Feedback Agreement.

As seen in the newly released skate. gameplay trailer, the game is still in the very early stages of its development.

"We’re very early in the development of skate.," EA's June 30 blog post reads, "and are bringing players into the game much sooner than is the norm in our industry. We’re incredibly passionate about skate. and want to ensure we’re building the best possible game, and that’s why we want you playing and providing feedback early enough for us to make meaningful decisions and changes ahead of a worldwide launch."

A recent report suggests that Skate 4 will officially be revealed next month. Although a release date has yet to be announced, the game is speculated to drop in 2023.