We are extremely happy to announce the release of Update 1.1, which integrates mod content into the core experience of XL Skater. We’ve always thought of Skater XL as a community-driven game, and making user-generated content as accessible as possible to players on all platforms is our next step in that direction. It has been an exciting experience working with Xbox on this topic, being one of the few games to bring mod content to the console.
In this major update, we’ve integrated a mod browser into the main game menu, allowing push-button access to browse, download and install mods without ever leaving the game. This integration allows players of all platforms to get involved more easily than ever in the community and use the contributions of the incredible XL Skater community of creators.
In addition to the “ Powered by Easy Day ” versions of the Applewood Park, Quebec Skate Plaza, and Riverfern maps, Xbox gamers will have access to over 250 pieces of mod gear, with frequent downloads of new items.
As new mods are uploaded and verified for copyright, quality and age, and maps are optimized and rebuilt to work on console hardware, they will be made available on the browser, creating a constant stream of fresh content and endless reasons to come back and see what’s new.
What’s new isn’t limited to community-created items; we’ve also added new brands to the official gear line that can now be found in the character customizer. You can now rock equipment from Uma Landsleds (Evan Smith’s new board brand), Illegal Civ, Cariuma Footwear, Macba Life and Am Grip. We are excited to continue to develop our partnerships with some of the best skateboarding brands.
We really appreciate the support of the XL Skater Xbox community and are excited to see what mod content integration brings to the platform. We love seeing all of your clips and look forward to more creativity in incorporating these mods.
For anyone interested in learning how to become a mod creator or download their own mods using the Mod.io website, please check out the community XL Skater modding Discord for more information.
We hope everyone has a great holiday and we’ll see you with more updates in 2021!
Easy Day Studios
Skater XL is the evolution of skateboarding gameplay. With its independent foot control system and unique physics-based gameplay, skate players finally have the expressive controls they’ve always dreamed of. Immerse yourself in skateboarding paradise with levels that feature famous skate landmarks and environmental elements including Downtown LA, the gigantic The Big Ramp, Easy Day High School, and community-created maps like Grant Park, Hüdland and Streets . Play as some of today’s top skate pros Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta, and Brandon Westgate, or customize and create your own skate legend with gear from over 30 true skate brands. Skater XL is truly the digital equivalent of the world of skateboarding. Skater XL features include: Freedom of expression – Skater XL’s physics-based controls have no pre-programmed tricks – only movement through the joysticks. Each joystick is connected to the corresponding foot of the skater and when the player moves the stick, the board responds instantly. Much like a musical instrument, the player has complete freedom whether pushing to nail a line or skating without. Iconic Real-Life Locations – Skater XL levels are all inspired by real-world skate areas and designed to ensure a constant flow of skate lines. From the DTLA map with skateboard markers around the Staples Center and LA Convention Center, to the sprawling Easy Day High School campus to iconic skate spots like the Wallenberg Big 4 and the “ Leap of Faith, ” to the ‘huge’ Big Ramp ‘, where skateboarders can climb higher than a hawk. Play as true pro skateboarders – Take your pick from renowned pros Tiago Lemos, Brandon Westgate, Evan Smith and Tom Asta, all with their own gear to match their style. Customizable Characters – The possibilities are endless to personalize the Skater XL experience. Players can customize their entire look including their skater gear with different t-shirts, hoodies, hats and shoes from over 30 of the most recognized skate brands like Vans, Santa Cruz, DC Shoes, Independent, Lakai and many others. Trick Challenges – Hundreds of challenges with progressive difficulties, to help you build your bag of tricks as you level up to complete them all. Can you tick the whole list? Thriving Community – Join the thriving ecosystem of players who create, share and collaborate around the passion of Skater XL! Legit Soundtrack – Modest Mouse, Getter, Interpol, Animal Collective, Future Islands and Band Of Horses are the stars of distinctive music that pairs well with the West Coast vibe of the Skater XL and the fluid physics-based control mechanics .