EA Recognizes Leaked Skate Building Circulating The Internet, Bans Leaker
An incomplete Skate version circulated online last week. This was in preparation for the revival of the beloved skating series. A video of the old build was posted online. However, publisher EA quickly removed the video, but you can still find images of the incomplete version on Imgur. Developer Full Circle has addressed the leak and made vague threats to violate EA’s terms of the service process.
Full Circle is posted on the EA Website. Full Circle stated that the leaked build was dated September 2021 and warned players about the dangers associated with downloading files unofficially sourced from the internet. It also warns players about the consequences of violating EA’s terms and service.
According to Reddit’s original thread, the leaker has had his EA account permanently suspended. This means that anyone downloading or sharing the unfinished build will be banned. This blog link to EA’s terms and service. Although there isn’t much information about the specific categories within which the unfinished build falls, the company likely views this as piracy. If it weren’t purchased or sold, it would mean that all EA games will be removed (see section 7). Games, section A. Technical and Content Protection Measures
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This news comes shortly after Full Circle published an update on Skate‘s development. It featured some working footage of the game in its current state. Full Circle was established in January 2021 to create a new Skate game after many years of fans asking for it.