Easy Day Studios announced that community created content will be available in the full launch of Skater XL on July 28. Three new maps created by Skater XL modding community members – ‘Streets’ by Jean-Olive, ‘Hűdland Training Facility’ by Pactole, and the world debut of ‘Grant Skate Park’ by Theo – will be the first Skater XL modding content available on all platforms. Each map has also been given visual enhancements by Easy Day’s art team in collaboration with the map creator.
“Since the Early Access launch of Skater XL, the modding community has grown to a humbling 84,000 members who have created thousands of amazing maps, fake skate brands and gear,” states Dain Hedgpeth, Co-founder of Easy Day Studios. “Their creativity and passion has not only inspired us, but has become an integral part of the Skater XL experience and we want to pay homage to this by including some of their work at launch. This is just the beginning of our plans to involve the community as we look towards launch and beyond.”
In further support of the modding community, PC players can now find Skater XL’s extensive catalog of community created mods at Mod.io. The new platform will allow mod creators to easily manage uploaded Skater XL mod content, and gives players quick and organized access when searching and downloading all of the best new Skater XL community content. For more information, please check out the new Skater XL modding site at skaterxl.mod.io.
Skater XL evolves the skateboarding genre as 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. Skate as street legends Tom Asta, Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, or Brandon Westgate or create your own street skater with access to skate equipment brands like DC Shoes, Lakai, Element, Santa Cruz, and more. 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.
Skater XL will launch on July 28 digitally on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC and at brick and mortar retailers for PS4 and Xbox One.