What is up Xbox fans?! We are very stoked to share our latest trailer and announce that Skater XL players around the world will be able to access a world of community created mod maps and gear on Xbox this December. Skater XL has always been driven by it’s passionate community, and as developers, we have been blown away by the creativity and abilities of our devoted group of mod creators.
While modding is relatively commonplace in PC gaming, very rarely has it been accessible on consoles. This addition is a huge step forward not just for Skater XL, but for the future of user generated content on Xbox . Through our integration of the Mod.io platform, we are able to bring Xbox players everywhere a curated offering of the best mod maps and gear, and regular content drops of fresh content via online servers.
In addition to allowing a steady flow of new content, the process of finding and downloading mods into Skater XL on Xbox could not be easier. Simply open the mod menu in game, browse a curated list of mod maps and gear that have been listed on Mod.io, and install. It’s literally that simple.
And while it is our goal to provide as much mod content as possible to our community on Xbox, there is a significant amount of effort on the part of our team to convert and optimize maps for the various platforms, moderate content, and create a high quality experience for Xbox players. But rest assured that you will see a steady cadence of mod map and gear drops to keep things exciting for the foreseeable future.
As we mentioned earlier, we see this as a huge step forward for the future of games and building open ecosystems where player expression is a priority and involvement is not limited to completing challenges or earning points. Through the integration of mod content, players are encouraged to become part of the creative process, and build and share their creations with the larger community. We could not be happier to work with Xbox to bring this world of possibilities to life.
Our initial mod content drop on Xbox this December will feature a huge range of mod gear and skins, as well as remastered versions of three of the most popular and diverse mod maps on our mod.io page. These maps offer a huge range of terrain and a new opportunity for exploration. We worked with each map creator to optimize and give visual upgrades to each map, ensuring a premium playing experience for Xbox enthusiasts.
Riverfern – Created by Taitjames from Sydney, Australia, this map features a mash-up of real life skate spots found in the land down under.
Quebec Skate Plaza – Created by AlexLaskka from Quebec City, Canada, this map is a highly accurate replica of the well known skate park found in the great white north.
Applewood Park – Created by ROARTEX89 from Kent, England, this map caters to all skating styles with huge stair sets, its own skatepark, hubba ledges, techy manual pads and more.
To close things out, we want to give a huge thank you to the Xbox community for all of your support, feedback and suggestions. We sincerely appreciate your passion for Skater XL and look forward to seeing the content that you produce with these new mod possibilities.