Easy Day Studios announced today that Skater XL will launch this coming July, and gamers will not only be able to skate as legends of the sport, but also create their own star and glide through the ‘City of Angels.’
New Skater XL Details
Skater XL is the first skateboarding-based game to launch in over ten years. The Skater XL team announced today that in the new game, players can skate as legends of the sport, including Tom Asta, Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith or Brandon Westgate, or create their own skater.
The team also announced that Skater XL will feature a game map that will allow gamers to skate in downtown Los Angeles, California. The map will feature landmarks such as the LA Convention Center and the Staples Center, as well as “block after block of plazas, buildings, car parks, and corridors that can be used to define your skating style.”
Dain Hedgpeth, the director and co-founder of Easy Day Studios, expressed his excitement over the launch of the game in a press release today. “Today’s announcements are the culmination of more than a year of focused development and we couldn’t be happier to have Tom (Asta), Tiago (Lemos), Evan (Smith) and Brandon (Westgate) as ambassadors of this journey.”
On the game usage of Los Angeles, Hedgpeth added, “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…”.
Here are some of the features the Skater XL team touted in their launch announcement today:
- Skater XL is the first ever skateboarding title to give direct control of the feet and board at all times rather than canned trick animations, unlocking the creative potential of the player with sandbox-style gameplay.
- Create, combine, and style tricks as you hit legendary California skating locations. Dive into the digital skate subculture with skate spots based on iconic real locations from the West Coast.
- With a huge modding community that has created thousands of maps, digital skate ezines, personal video parts, in-game brands, and contests, Skater XL celebrates the creativity and dedication of the skate community.
Here is the launch trailer for Skater XL: