Easy Day Studios have announced three community created maps will now be included in Skater XL at launch across all platforms.
As stated in the press release (via Games Press), the game will include three community created maps by modders, who created them while the game is still in Early Access.
These maps were created by Jean-Olive (Streets), Pactole (Hűdland Training Facility, or Hudland for short), and Theo (Grant Skate Park). Each of the maps were also “given visual enhancements by Easy Day’s art team in collaboration with the map creator.”
Co-founder of Easy Day Studios Dain Hedgpeth explains how modders became integral to the game.
“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. 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.”
You can find the rundown on the new maps (via Games Press) below.
‘Grant Skate Park’ by Theo
Grant Skate Park, created by modder turned Easy Day Studios team member Theo, is one of Chicago’s premier public skateparks. The three-acre waterfront park has a variety of terrain, including street and transition features with a focus on overall flow. Revealed here for the first time, Theo’s version of this real-life skate park holds true to its layout and design, while small tweaks have been added to optimize gameplay.
‘Streets’ by Jean Olive
‘Streets’ by prolific map creator Jean Olive is a mash up of street spots inspired by some of the best terrain in the skateboarding world. ‘Streets’ encompass several city blocks of skateable territory, from San Francisco-esque hills, to the unique skateable architecture of Spain. Players will recognize skate spots from Los Angeles and New York, as well as Jean Olive’s own creative designs.
‘Hűdland Training Facility’ by Pactole
An original creation by Pactole, ‘Hűdland’ is every skater’s dream private skatepark. Packed full of street and transition features, Hűdland is the perfect indoor place to hone your skills before taking them to the streets. Features include flatbars, stairs, hips, handrails, quarterpipes and more. The warehouse setting and overhead skylights give the map a unique look and feel, while the overall flow of the park will keep players perfecting lines for hours.
Skater XL is in Early Access on Windows PC (via Steam), and launches July 28th on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and coming soon to Nintendo Switch.
Image: Dropbox via Games Press