Steep Hands On Preview

By Rich Stone,
Back in the early 2000s, you couldn’t move for extreme sports games. Barely a year went by without a new Tony Hawk’s skating title, and multiple games were released for BMX, quad bikes, and motorcross - there was even a freestyle scooter game.

Extreme winter sports were covered too - both the Amped and SSX series sold well and reviewed favourably, and SSX Tricky is still regarded as an extreme sports classic even today.

Since the launch of the current gen consoles, the genre has been somewhat under represented, with just Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 and Mark McMorris Infinite Air releasing on Xbox One; it would not be unfair to say that either reviewed particularly well.

Ubisoft is looking to reinvigorate the winter sports genre with Steep, a new open-world multiplayer IP set in the dramatic mountains of the Alps that combines snowboarding, skiing, wingsuit, and paragliding. Last week, we had the chance to squeeze into our salopettes, wax up our boards, and spend some quality time exploring all of the game's various features.

Check out the video to see how we got on (and please note that any graphical glitches in the video were caused by our capture software and were not actually visible during gameplay).

Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Yo! Rich here - I was the one that created TrueAchievements back in 2008 as I felt the Xbox Gamerscore system could be improved. The site has evolved massively since then and it's now the biggest and best Xbox community on the planet! Racing games and open world shooters are my thing, but I'll give most genres a go. Except RPGs - those things are evil.
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