There’s quickly to be a brand new skater on the town, courtesy of Straightforward Day Studios’ skateboarding title, Skater XL. Impressed by Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater and EA’s Skate, neither of which appear primed for a return anytime quickly, Skater XL goals to discover what a modern-day skateboarding recreation may convey to the desk. The sport is presently accessible via Steam Early Entry, however the PS4 model is “coming quickly.”
Try Skater XL’s most up-to-date trailer within the video down beneath:
In a put up on the PlayStation Weblog, Skater XL Director Dain Hedgpeth supplied an outline of what to anticipate gameplay-wise. Notably, the sport’s controls received’t operate like these of a typical interactive skater expertise. As such, gamers mustn’t go in anticipating to grasp preset challenges or enter tips. As a substitute, actions for the skater’s left and proper foot are accordingly programmed to the left and proper analog sticks. Apparently, this makes controls simpler to be taught.
This type of management scheme is underscored by Skater XL’s fundamental motion controls, which characteristic a “ton of freedom in how they’re carried out,” Hedgpeth defined. He continued,
Skater XL makes use of physics managed by the thumbsticks to drive all motion within the recreation, which is an enormous step away from conventional ‘canned animation’ based mostly programs. Exact actions made via the thumbsticks will make your tips feel and appear completely different every time, including a degree of expression, personalization, and elegance to the gameplay.
Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater has not too long ago been within the information, however not due to a brand new entry or remaster. Slightly, a documentary in regards to the beloved sequence, Pretending I’m a Superman, premiered late final month on the Mammoth Movie Fest in Mammoth Lakes, California. Launch particulars don’t appear carved in stone as of but because the documentary nonetheless wants a distribution companion.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]