Steep’s going to the Winter Olympics, and you “beta” believe it

Steep Road to the Olympics is all set to take riders to the pinnacle of winter sports when it releases on December 5th. The game will feature two new countries full of new challenges and new events, and you’ll be able to visit for free during the Open Beta which is live now!

The beta runs till December 4th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC – and includes two of the twelve official Olympic sports featured in the final game: Downhill and Big Air. These are hosted on South Korean slopes, but the beta will also include a section of the new Japanese free roam open world, where you can switch seamlessly between the original Steep disciplines of skiing, snowboarding, wingsuit and paragliding – and take on three new challenges.

Steep Road to the Olympics is an officially licensed product of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. In addition to the Olympic events in South Korea and the powder-laden mountains of Japan, the expansion features a story mode challenging players to rise through the ranks in search of Olympic gold – powered on by advice and anecdotes from real Olympic athletes.

To find out more about the open beta and start your download, head to the official site here.

Steep Road to the Olympics will be available both as an expansion for the original Steep game, and as the Steep Winter Games Edition including the original game and the expansion. For completists, the Steep Winter Games Gold Edition will include the original game, the season pass and the expansion. To learn more about Steep, check out
our previous coverage.

Steep

Steep

Release date — December 2nd, 2016
Developer — Ubisoft Annecy, Montpelier, Kiev
PEGI 12+
Ride a massive open world of the Alps and Alaska, where the powder is always fresh and the run never ends.Defy and master the world’s most epic mountains on skis, wingsuit, snowboard, and in paraglide. Go solo or drop in side by side with other players. Record and share the most insane stunts ever captured. Dare your friends to try out your custom lines, then challenge the world to beat your best tricks and relive your most epic wipeouts. The mountain is yours to explore. So strap in, suit up, and drop in.
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