A new online multiplayer skate mode, known as Free Skate, has arrived to Skater XL. This new mode will allow players to enjoy a skating session together
Players can either join a random online room or create one of their own, these rooms will then allow from up to 10 people to join and show off their various skating skills
This new mode is part of a new and free downloadable update, which the team has said ‘comes off the back of months of optimization work and has BIG FPS improvements on consoles’.
As well as that this new mode also carries over the single player, replay editor. Allowing players to edit group photos together.
Multiplayer Free Skate mode is built to replicate the energy and hype of a real life skate session as closely as possible. No rules or barriers, you and the homies decide where to skate, what to skate, and how to skate it. Whether you want to match each other trick for trick, choreograph party lines, or just vibe off each other in a more freeform way, Multiplayer Free Skate provides the platform.
The social component of skateboarding has always been part of our vision for Skater XL, so we’ve given Multiplayer Free Skate players the capability to capture and save video of impressive lines and momentous trick moments using the in-game replay editor. Videos are a big part of the culture and we felt it was important to give players a way to share and rewatch their favorite moments long after the session is complete. A check of the Instagram #SkaterXL will give you an idea of the amazing content that is already coming out of the creative community.
Multiplayer Free Skate is our first step in opening up social modes in the game and features:
- Skate with up to 10 people online – Join a random room or start your own private one and invite your friends to join using a passcode
- Replays – Replay and save your group party lines, with the same replay editor functionality available in single player mode
Smooth frame rates and a lag-free experience are so important to Skater XL’s physics-based gameplay and, given the extra processing and complexity of running online multiplayer, we wanted to make sure this update would feel as good as possible for those on low end systems.
Alongside the development on the multiplayer features, work began back in January on optimizing many of the systems and assets in the rest of the game. A huge number of hours have gone into turning over every stone and reworking code, 3D assets, lighting, shaders, and more alongside the multiplayer systems themselves to squeeze out extra performance and FPS. The game now runs and feels significantly smoother on low-end gaming PCs even with many characters on screen during online play.
Also included in this latest update is a small injection of new character gear with shoes from New Balance and Es Footwear, as well as an apparel capsule from Dickies.
Skater XL is currently on sale for both the PC and Playstation 4, ranging between 20% – 25% discounts. This offer ends on August 19th
You can watch the latest trailer below..
Skater XL is now available on PC, Playstation 4, and XBox One