Skater XL Was Just Confirmed For The PlayStation 4 And Is Coming Out Later This Year

Skater XL Was Just Confirmed For The PlayStation 4 And Is Coming Out Later This Year
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Ever since Skater XL debuted on Steam in Early Access, skating fans have flocked to the title. It gets skate mechanics down better than most in this space. The authenticity of the controls can even be challenging at times.

Instead of just smashing buttons and performing hyper-realistic moves like you could do in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series, Skater XL is grounded in reality. You have to time your flicks and spins just right or else you’ll be eating some pavement for lunch.

Skater XL has received a lot of great reviews, but unfortunately, the skating simulation title has only been available on PC in beta form. That will be changing this year according to a recent PlayStation announcement trailer. That’s right. This realistic and beautiful skating game is set to officially debut on the PS4 in 2020. There is no exact release date given, but for PS4 fans, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

The brief trailer showcases a skater performing technical combos on the PS4 logo. Just in this short sequence of events, you see the realistic details that Easy Day Studios have mastered beautifully. You can only imagine how long it took them to get these mechanics just right for a realistic skating experience.

If you’ve followed Skater XL since its creation, you know the game requires actual skills. Even just performing something as simple as an ollie or kick flip requires a bit of repetition and patience. The more time you spend with this game, though, the more competent of a skater you’ll become.

That’s an ingenious design that should have gamers coming back to this title more often than not. You’re constantly looking to improve your skills and learn particular tricks, like you would do when skating in real life. Then you add obstacles and gaps into the mix, and you have an endless progression system to master.

It has been quite a while since gamers have been treated to a competent skateboarding game. The last one probably was Skate 3, which debuted all the back back in 2010. It has been 10 long years since this genre has been portrayed in a competent matter. Needless to say, fans are excited about the potential of Skater XL. Let’s see if the developer can make the necessary improvements before launch. It’s already showing a lot of possibilities out of the gate, much to many fans’ delight.