It’s been years since skateboarding fans have had the opportunity to flip and trick their way to success, but come July 2020 Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC players will see that change as Skater XL drops.
Coming from Easy Day Studios, Skater XL looks set to deliver the skating experience gamers have been craving when it launches on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in July 2020. And coming along to accompany that release window sees the team drop details on the skateboarding icons and huge map areas that will be found within.
If you’re looking to hit the concrete in July then you’ll discover that street legends Tom Asta, Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith and Brandon Westgate will all be present in Skater XL. Alongside that, you’ll be able to create your own custom skater.
Further to that though and Skater XL will also feature a downtown Los Angeles map that includes the LA Convention Center, the Staples Center and block after block of plazas, buildings, car parks and corridors. All these will be used to let you define your own unique skating style as Skater XL prepares to deliver the goods as the first major skateboarding game to launch on all major platforms in more than ten years.
“Today’s announcements are the culmination of more than a year of focused development and we couldn’t be happier to have Tom, Tiago, Evan and Brandon as ambassadors of this journey,” stated Dain Hedgpeth, Director and Co-Founder of Easy Day Studios. “Downtown LA is iconic to skating and we wanted to showcase it first as we gear up for launch. We spent considerable time capturing critical details to recreate its many legendary spots and look forward to players getting their hands on it in July.”
But what exactly will Skater XL bring? Well, it promises to be the first ever skateboarding title to give direct control of the feet and board at all times, rather than leaving you to be restricted to canned trick animations. This will easily unlock the creative potential of the player with sandbox-style gameplay as you go about creating, combining, and styling tricks along legendary California skating locations.
With skate spots based on iconic real locations from the West Coast, and a huge modding community that has created thousands of maps, digital skate ezines, personal video parts, in-game brands, and contests, Skater XL is certainly looking to be a game that celebrates the creativity and dedication of the skate community.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated as to the development of Skater XL on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC ahead of the July 2020 launch. Make sure you take in the latest trailer below.
And check out the latest issue of YZ Magazine, a ‘zine created by the skate community member “5uds” and friends for an in-depth look at the latest happenings in the world of Skater XL.