Electronic Arts announced the formation of a new studio based in Vancouver, Full Circle™. The studio, with team members around the globe, is embracing a geo-diverse team and culture that is focused on developing the next evolution of Skate™. Under the leadership of Daniel McCulloch, who has a strong history of connecting players with great games as the former Head of Xbox Live at Microsoft, the team is coming together to create rad experiences and redefine the way gamers create content that can be shared with the Skate community.
“The fans wished Skate back into existence and we want them to feel involved in the process from development to game launch and beyond. We want them to feel like they are a part of Full Circle,” said Daniel McCulloch, GM of Full Circle. “We’re all about having fun and making great games that people want to play with their friends. And, we’re looking for more developers to help us build compelling worlds for players to explore.”
Skate’s creative leadership, Deran Chung and Cuz Parry are back, both having been integral to the creation of the franchise and the development of all three original games. They are excited to bring their passion and knowledge of the skate culture as they help lead the charge on the next evolution of the franchise. The development team is also looking for great talent to grow with positions currently open for artists, designers and engineers, with more to come throughout the year.
“We’re so stoked to be back working on Skate,” the pair said. “Some would say things have come full circle.”
Vancouver is now home to three powerhouse Electronic Arts development studios – EA SPORTS™, Full Circle and Respawn Entertainment™ – as well as EA’s central creative and technology teams. For more information about Full Circle and how to join the team, please visit http://www.ea.com/ea-studios/full-circle. For more information about Skate, like on Facebook, or follow on Twitter or Instagram.