We are extremely stoked to announce the release of update 1.1, which integrates mod content into the core experience of Skater XL. We have always thought of Skater XL as a community driven game, and making user generated content as accessible as possible to players on all platforms is our next step in that direction. It has been an exciting experience to work with Xbox on this, being one of only a few games to bring mod content to the console.
In this major update, we have integrated a mod browser into the main menu of the game, allowing push-button access to browse, download, and install mods without ever leaving the game. This integration makes it easier than ever for players on all platforms to get involved in the community and utilize the contributions of the amazing Skater XL creator community.
In addition to ‘Optimized by Easy Day’ versions of Applewood Park, Quebec Skate Plaza, and Riverfern maps, players on Xbox will have access to over 250 pieces of mod gear, with frequent uploads of new items.
As new mods are uploaded and vetted for copyright, quality and age rating, and maps are optimized and rebuilt to run on console hardware, they will be made available on the browser, creating a steady stream of fresh content and endless reasons to come back and see what’s new.
New stuff is not just limited to community created items; we have also added some new brands to the official gear lineup that can now be found in the character customizer. You can now rock gear from Uma Landsleds (Evan Smith’s new board brand), Illegal Civ, Cariuma Footwear, Macba Life and Am Grip. We are very stoked to continue to grow our partnerships with some of the best brands in skateboarding.
We genuinely appreciate the support of the Skater XL Xbox community and are excited to see what the integration of mod content brings to the platform. We love seeing all your clips and look forward to more creativity incorporating these mods.
For anyone interested in learning how to be a mod creator or to upload their own mods using the Mod.io website, please check out the community-run Skater XL modding Discord for more info.
We hope everyone has a happy holiday, and we’ll see you with more updates in 2021!
Easy Day Studios