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Skater XL community created maps included at launch

Available in Early Access on the PC for a while, Skater XL is making its way to consoles soon, and it’ll have some community created maps in tow.

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Being that Skater XL has been out in Early Access form, it’s actually already amassed quiet a community of fans. According to Easy Day Studios, the game’s “modding community” has ballooned up to almost 100k gamers strong.

“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,” states Dain Hedgpeth, Co-founder of Easy Day Studios. “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.”

Dain Hedgpeth, Co-founder of Easy Day Studios

That’s right, Easy Day has decided to bring a few of the best fan-designed courses over to the actual retail release. The courses include “‘Streets’ by Jean-Olive, ‘Hűdland Training Facility’ by Pactole, and the world debut of ‘Grant Skate Park’ by Theo”.

This will be the first of the modded content to appear for the actual retail version of Skater XL. According to the developer, it’ll also be tweaked by their own in-house art team, receiving some overall enhancements.

Here’s what you can expect to be playing, when Skater XL debuts on July 28th.

‘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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

Easy Day Studios

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