Forget About Tony Hawks Pro Skater Remastered, Because Skater XL Gets Released in July

The unlikely battle for skateboarding console supremacy gets kick(flip) started this Summer.

By JakeJeremy, Posted 23 May 2020

The long, long, long awaited Skater XL game from Easy Day Studios is just a couple of months away from being fully released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

Fans of the Skate franchise have been longing for a fourth instalment in the series for a number of years, and Skater XL looks to be the game to plug that Skate 4-shaped hole in gamer's collections. 

Skater XL will be a modern interpretation of what a skateboarding simulation should be. When EA first released Skate for the Xbox 360 it completely revolutionised the genre, diverting away from the arcade-esque Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series and creating a more true to life simulation of skate culture, physics and style. 

The Skater XL game has had a Steam early access release since December 2018, however now the game will be finally coming as a full 1.0 release for console on July 7th. 

Skater XL, Skate 4, July 7th, Tony Hawks Pro Skater Remastered

Dain Hedgpeth from Easy Day Studios wrote the following with regards to the new skateboarding IP: "The game is unique in that it doesn’t have any tricks programmed into it, only control of the movement through the thumbsticks. Each thumbstick is connected to the character’s corresponding foot — the right stick controls the right foot; the left stick controls the left foot."' 

Although the game is a completely new product from an unproven developer it has the weight of the entire Skate 4 deprived community begging for the title to live up to the aforementioned iconic series. 

From initial reviews on Steam (9/10 average) it looks as though Skater XL could be THE skateboarding game to buy this year, may even ahead of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Remastered 1+2.

Jake Skudder, Editor, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Vicarious Visions
Genres: Sports
Themes: Skateboarding
Release Date: 2020-09-04

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