And we've seen this puppy in gameplay action from a forthcoming feature centred around the new skateboarding title, which is set to shake up the dwindled genre, and then some. If the PC Early Access community is anything to go by, this is going to be your deck of choice as the genre ramps itself up again in the coming months and years.
As they often say though, the proof is in the air:
‘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 80s 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.
Skater XL is the first skateboarding game to come to all major platforms in more than 10 years and offers complete physics-based gameplay with total freedom of control and expression. Play as skating icons Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta or Brandon Westgate on your way to becoming a skateboarding pro or build your own character with unique characteristics and authentic gear from top skateboarding brands.
Dive into the digital skate subculture with more than 60 real skate spots connected by block after block of plazas, schools, pools, buildings, car parks and corridors. With a huge modding community that has created thousands of maps, digital skate ezines, personal highlight reels, in-game brands, and tournaments, Skater XL celebrates the creativity and dedication of the skate community.