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) Introduces The Big Ramp - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2020 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT

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.


‘The Big Ramp’ is inspired by the desert dwelling ramp structures that broke the barriers of what is possible in terms of verticality and scope in skateboarding.

‘The Big Ramp’ encompasses the many different sizes and shapes of ramps - from the backyard verts of the 80’s to the boundary breaking mega structures of recent years. The Big Ramp is a “plywood paradise” to explore and discover technical features like quarterpipes, hips and tabletops.

Link tricks, spins, and grabs in your journey to nail the perfect run in ‘The Big Ramp’ map. Hit atmospheric heights as you launch the 135’ gap into a rainbow rail or kinked ledge. If transition tech is what you’re looking for, head over to the mini zone, chock full of smaller quarterpipes and spines. The vert ramp section comes complete with bowl corners and multiple height variations just waiting to be thrashed.  Create jaw dropping clips in the in-game replay editor as the map’s size and verticality set against the open landscape give a sense of vertigo and scale. The evolutionary game mechanics found in Skater XL allow players to seamlessly roll into and out of grinds without popping, offering some of the smoothest coping grinds and stalls ever seen in a skateboarding game.

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

Currently available on Steam Early Access, Skater XL will launch on July 28, 2020 digitally on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, and at brick and mortar retailers for PS4 and Xbox One.


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