Skater XL, which first launched for PC by way of Steam Early Entry in December 2018, is coming to Xbox One in 2020, developer Simple Day Studios introduced.
“For the reason that launch of Early Entry for PC we’ve been barraged every day with requests to carry the sport to Xbox One,” Simple Day Studios director and co-founder Dain Hedgpeth stated in a press launch. “Skateboarding is a pure console expertise; one thing enjoyable to play kicking again with buddies in the lounge. Too a few years have handed since a fantastic skateboarding recreation was launched for the console viewers, so we’re stoked to be bringing Skater XL to Xbox One gamers world wide.”
Right here is an outline of the sport, by way of Simple Day Studios:
Launched into Early Entry for PC final December, the sport has already seen gamers logging 1000’s of hours. The sport has spawned a sturdy modding neighborhood of over 30,000 gamers on Discord, with gamers sharing mods for all the pieces from skateboard deck designs, clothes, new maps, and gameplay tweaks.
With an emphasis on physics-based board management and freedom of expression, the workforce has labored intently with the skateboarding neighborhood to seize the texture and expertise of skateboarding to make it accessible for anybody with a ardour for skateboarding tradition and/or recreation style.
Incorporating in depth motion-capture, Simple Day constructed a customized animation system that composes real-time animations on the fly (versus canned animations), that are below the person’s management moment-to-moment, guaranteeing that no two tips or sequences look alike. This provides the participant freedom to be as artistic as they like in placing collectively tips and features. A course of referred to as photogrammetry was used to seize the brand new character mannequin and quite a lot of gear, clothes and accessories for character customization.
Skater XL is already racking up a formidable library of on-line movies, thanks to the community-created Replay Editor mod, and the function might be integrated into the sport’s launch. A lot in the custom of do-it-yourself movies in the skateboarding neighborhood, gamers could make their very own video edits, mashups and spotlight reels.