Developer East Day Studios has revealed that Skater XL will be delayed from 7th July to the 28th.
One of the most anticipated this summer, Skater XL, has been delayed. Originally scheduled to launch on July 7, the game has been delayed just a few weeks. Easy Day Studios revealed that its sandbox skateboarding simulator, Skater XL, still needs a little more tweaking. That is before it’s ready to leave Early Access and hit the retail rails. As such, Skater XL Ver. 1.0 will now launch on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on July 28.
The developer made the announcement through its official Skater XL Twitter account. It is not entirely clear why its been delayed. However, they state it is due to variables out of their control. And that they are continuing to polish the game to make it “the game you all deserve at launch.” The team also said a new date for the Nintendo Switch version will be announced soon. “What is up, guys! We just wanted to let you know that 1.0 will be launching on July 28, a few weeks later than the original date,” posted the Skater XL team on Twitter. “We appreciate your patience as we finalize the game. Not to worry – between now and then, we will be showing more new content & features that will be available at launch. And continuing to polish the game”.
What else did we learn from the Skater XL announcement?
The last tweet of the announcement also offers an educational teaser for the new high school map Easy Day is working on. Moreover, the good news is if you are looking forward to the game. But kind of bummed about the delay, do not fret. Between now and the new launch date, Easy Day Studios will show more new content. And features that will be available in the launch version.
Also, even while we have to wait a while longer for the official release date to arrive, you can still play the game right now on PC. It’s been available on Steam Early Access since December 2018, with extensive community feedback and a growing mod community helping to shape Skater XL’s direction since then. Considering all that, this is a relatively minor setback.
Given the upcoming launches of both Skater XL and Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 1 & 2, it seems like skating fans – who’ve been a little hard up for releases in recent years – have much to look forward to with Skater XL aiming to be more of an “approachable. But still expressive, instrument for virtual skating creativity”.
Skater XL launches on PS4, PC, and Xbox One July 28.
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