Skater XL has been coasting round in early entry on Steam for a few 12 months and a half now, and through that point it’s attracted a decent modding group. Three maps created by modders might be included with Skater XL when it launches July 28.
Developer Easy Day studios has labored with the modders to present every map enhanced artwork, which every has a novel setting. Grant Skate Park, by modder Theo, is a model of one in every of Chicago’s hottest public skate parks. Located on the waterfront, it options each avenue and devoted house for skating, and Chicago’s towering cityscape looms overhead via a persistent blanket of fog.
Modder Jean Olive has created the Streets map, which is a combination of influences – there are the dramatic hills of San Francisco, Spanish structure, and iconic skate locations from New York and Los Angeles included within the map, which covers an space the dimensions of some metropolis blocks.
Finally, Hűdland Training Facility by modder Pactole is an indoor skatepark that caters to any trick fanatic. It’s filled with skate and transition options like flatbars, handrails, and quarterpipes. It’s set in a warehouse lit by overhead skylights, making followers of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2’s Hangar map really feel proper at house.
Here’s a video that gives a fast overview of every group map:
Skater XL isn’t out for one more month, however there’s already a wholesome number of mods accessible. You can discover them at Mod.io, which has a dedicated site for Skater XL up and operating with 53 complete mods to select from.
We’re nonetheless a good distance off from getting our palms on Skate 4, which was simply introduced at EA Play. Skater XL is a extra true-to-life skateboarding recreation that provides you direct management over your skater’s ft. That makes studying methods loads… nicely, trickier. It’s good enjoyable although, and the satisfaction of pulling off among the extra advanced manoeuvers is hard to beat. Look for it on Steam July 28 – or you should buy into early entry now.