You’ve probably seen internet videos of skiers, snowboarders, and other winter-action-sports enthusiasts performing death-defying runs down treacherous slopes with little hesitation. Steep wants to put you in the shoes of these daredevils by letting you race down open-world slopes of the Alps with skis, a wingsuit, a snowboard, or even a paraglider. Whatever mode of transportation you choose (maybe all four), the slopes are wide open, giving you the chance to explore them freely or conquer their challenges.
Steep’s challenges are designed to test your skills and create a competitive atmosphere as you and your friends fight for supremacy on the leaderboards in events like Big Air, Proximity Flying, or Forest Slaloms. But it doesn’t end there. Steep takes competition a little further with a sharing feature that lets you post replays on social media for your friends to see, which not only gives them a chance witness your spectacular run, but also an opportunity to do better, as you can directly challenge them on the run you created. Additionally, these replays can be edited with different camera angles, speeds, and pacing to give them that extra dramatic feel.
Steep also features live riding quests scattered across the world, which push you to explore different parts of the mountain. As you explore, you might run into other players, who you can then match up with and compete against. Or you can continue to go solo and traverse the mountain in search of a perfect run to show off to your friends.
Steep is scheduled for release this December on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Open-world slopes based on the mountains of Alaska will be available as a post-launch, free update. Stay tuned to UbiBlog, where we’ll have more coverage of Steep as E3 continues this week.