Skater XL

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Sports
Developer: Easy Day Studios
Release Date: July 28, 2020

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'Skater XL' (ALL) Mod Maps and Gear Coming To All Platforms in December - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. PST

Skater XL is an evolution in skateboarding games, where you will experience unparalleled board control and responsiveness while you skate legendary real-world skate spots.

Skater XL has been designed with the smoothest, most responsive gameplay ever felt in a skateboarding game. Experience unparalleled board control and responsiveness while you skate legendary real-world skate spots. With an emphasis on physics-based board control and freedom of expression, the team has worked closely with the skateboarding community to capture the feel and experience of skateboarding to make it accessible for anyone with a passion for skateboarding culture and/or game genre. 

Incorporating extensive motion-capture, Easy Day built a custom animation system that composes real-time animations on the fly (versus canned animations), which are under the user’s control moment-to-moment, ensuring that no two tricks or sequences look alike. This gives the player freedom to be as creative as they like in putting together tricks and lines. A process known as photogrammetry was used to capture the new character model and a variety of gear, clothing and accessories for character customization.

Feel connected to your board like never before.

Easy Day Studios announced plans to integrate community created mods into the core Skater XL experience, making Skater XL one of the first games to integrate true cross-platform modding.

Today’s trailer focuses on the first drop that makes maps and gear, created by modders, easily accessible on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

This community content integration, powered by Mod.io, will begin in December 2020, with a steady stream of player-created maps and gear to follow.

“Skater XL has always been driven by its passionate community, and we have been blown away by the creativity and technical abilities of our devoted group of mod creators,” states Dain Hedgpeth, Co-Founder at Easy Day Studios. “To be able to introduce these mods to players on all platforms is a huge step forward, not just for Skater XL, but for games evolving towards being open, creative platforms.”

Today’s trailer highlights the following community created maps: 

  • Riverfern - Created by Taitjames from Sydney, Australia, this map features a mash-up of real life skate spots found in the land down under.
  • Quebec Skate Plaza - Created by AlexLaskka from Quebec City, Canada, this map is a highly accurate replica of the well known skate park found in the great white north.
  • Applewood Park - Created by ROARTEX89 from Kent, England, this map caters to all skating styles with huge stair sets, its own skatepark, hubba ledges, techy manual pads and more. 

Key Features:

  • FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: Skater XL is unique in that it doesn’t have any tricks programmed into it, only control of the movement through the thumbsticks. Each thumbstick is connected to the corresponding foot of the skater and as the player moves the stick, the board instantly responds. Much like a musical instrument, the player has complete freedom, whether it be pushing to nail a line or skating free from.
  • PLAY AS REAL-LIFE PRO SKATERS: The game is launching with highly renowned pros TIAGO LEMOS, BRANDON WESTGATE, EVAN SMITH, and TOM ASTA. Each skater will have their own gear that fits their style.
  • REAL LIFE ICONIC SKATING LOCATIONS: In Skater XL, players can shred legendary real-world skate spots that are home to some of the most iconic skaters and tricks in the world.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE CHARACTERS: The possibilities are endless for players to personalize their Skater XL experience. Players can customize their entire look, including their skater’s gear with different tees, hoodies, hats and shoes.
  • COME PLAY IN THE SANDBOX: Each area is yours to explore. With the freedom of an open-environment, players will be able to push themselves, perfecting the subtle nuances of a highly technical trick or free form skate.
  • THRIVING COMMUNITY: Dive into a passionate community with more than 50,000 members in Discord who create online zines, video parts, fakeskate brands, and hundreds of mods. Players can become part of a bigger ecosystem and join the digital skateboarding subculture where they can share their creativity

Skater XL is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam), coming soon to Nintendo Switch.


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