Easy Day Studios showcased a new trailer for Skater XL on the Future Games Show.
The video features commentary from Dain Hedgpeth, Director at Easy Day Studios. This also gives us a first look at Easy Day High School which is a new map that pays homage to many iconic and historic skating spots.
In a closer look at the controls of Skater XL, the thumbstick controls are mapped directly to the feet. “In a first for skateboarding games… we didn’t program tricks. We programmed movement, and with that movement, you can do all kinds of tricks” Dain said.
This type of controller layout is going to make this title more of a simulator than a straight out arcade-style skating game and we are looking forward to checking it out when it’s released.
Easy Day Studios also announced that Skater XL will feature apparel, footwear, decks, wheels and more from top skate brands, including:
- New Balance – Numeric Shoes and Apparel
- Etnies – Footwear and Apparel
- DC Shoes – Footwear and Apparel
- Santa Cruz Skateboards – Decks
- Vans – Shoes
- Primitive – Decks and Apparel
- Element – Decks and Apparel
- Independent Truck Co. – Trucks and Apparel
- Venture – Trucks
- Thunder – Trucks
- Spitfire – Wheels
- Lakai – Footwear and Apparel
- ẻS – Footwear and Apparel
- Emerica – Footwear and Apparel
- Grimple Stix – Decks
- Sk8Mafia – Decks and Apparel
- SOVRN – Decks and Apparel
- Ricta – Wheels
- Mob Grip – Grip tape
- Bones – Wheels and Apparel
- Crupie – Wheels
- Grizzly – Grip tape and Apparel
- Dickies – Apparel
- Old Friends – Apparel
- Transworld Skateboarding – Apparel
- 411VM – Apparel
- The Nine Club – Apparel
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.
Create, combine and style tricks as you hit Downtown LA and other iconic California locations where street legends have left their mark. 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.
Easy Day Studios was founded in 2018 by Australian app creator (Skater) and physicist Dain Hedgpeth, who is now based in Long Beach, California.
Skater XL launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One 28th July 2020.