Although we've still got a bit to wait for the actual game, EA is kicking off a developer diary series for the next game in the SSX series. There's no actual game footage yet, but the video does have some concept art and Todd Batty, creative director, talking a bit about bringing the franchise back from the dead. In addition to the racing and trick elements of the previous games, Batty talks a bit about adding a third pillar to the game: survival.
As a super-fan of SSX: Tricky and SSX 3 (and even a conditional admirer of Blur), I'm really hoping that they can make a game that lives up to my expectations. While the launch trailer was a bit bleak for my tastes, some of the art in the video above makes me feel like they're on the right track.