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Published on March 8th, 2017 | by gareth

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Ubisoft Announces Free Play Weekend For Steep

I am going to check this out as it looks like fun.

 

Steep is back and free for a weekend! We’d like to invite you to return to the slopes and review the new region, Alaska, to see how these improvements will impact your experience during the new challenges in the extreme peaks of Mount Denali. Alaska is available via a free game update on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The press release with more information about Alaska is attached for reference.

 

You can plan out your journey, or just drop in and start skiing, snowboarding, snowboarding or paragliding! Here’s a few cool things to check out:

 

  • Grinding: In Alaska, there’s new spots to try adding a new spin to tricks, including more colorful villages and snow banks. Grinding on rails is now easier in Steep, and you can combine these with other tricks to create truly sick stunts.
  • Spinelines: Exploring Alaska in Steep can feel just like it would in real life. With long, winding trail of spineline down the side of epic Mount Denali, you can cut and carve your way to sweet lines.
  • Editor Mode: New camera angles are available for your editing pleasure! You can also remove the HUD to ensure your final creation is polished and nothing gets in the way of showing off crazy stunts.

 

Ubisoft also announced today that Steep will be Free to Play this weekend from March 10-12. In addition to being able to play for free, new fans who decide to purchase Steep will be able to do so at a discount. I’ve attached the press release for your reference.

 

EXPLORE THE ALPS AND ALASKA IN STEEP™ VIDEO GAME FOR FREE THIS WEEKEND

Winner of the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards Sports Game of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO — March 8, 2017 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that the first free weekend for the winner of the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards Sports Game of the Year, Steep, will be available this weekend beginning March 10 on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Players who dream of pulling off insane ski and snowboard tricks in the extreme peaks of Mount Denali and the Matterhorn, paragliding over the icefields of Mont Blanc or wingsuiting through the Alaska massive glaciers can participate in the free weekend by visiting steepgame.com/freeweekend and choosing their platform.

Players can access the games on each platform during the following times:

  • Xbox One: 3/10 at 12:01 a.m. PT to 3/13 at 11:59 p.m. PT
  • PS4: 3/10 at 10 a.m. PT to 3/13 at 10 a.m. PT
  • Uplay: 3/10 at 10 a.m. PT to 3/13 at 10 a.m. PT

Players who choose to purchase the game online during this free weekend can do so at a discount, and without losing their progress. Starting March 10 there will be a 50 percent discount on Steep’s Standard Edition and a 40 percent discount for Steep’s Gold Edition on XBL until March 13, and PSN until March 20. On Ubisoft’s Store, there is a 50 percent discount for Steep’s Standard and Gold Edition until March 14.

Steep’s most recent update added the wild, extreme peaks of Alaska’s Mount Denali, including 21 new challenges, 2 branded challenges and one Mountain Story. In Steep’s Alaska, players can conquer new terrain including spinelines, extreme crests, massive glaciers, new urban features and miles of untouched nature. Two additional invitationals challenge players to raise their reputation by pushing their limits on the slopes and outdoing themselves on the leaderboards. Steep fans can continue to customize their lines and replays by donning new Alaska items and costumes.

The latest Steep title update lets players focus on the fun with enhancements made to features, including the tricks system and g-force impacts. Additionally, new camera angles and the ability to capture replay videos without the HUD gives players even more freedom to show off their best stunts with the editor mode.

In Steep, players drop in to the Alps and Alaska and ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game’s massive open world playground, filled with exhilarating challenges and breathtaking views. Developed by Ubisoft Annecy*, Steep is designed for a culture that’s all about sharing experiences with the world. Steep features seamless multiplayer, populating the world with players as they naturally explore the Alps and Alaska regions. Players and friends across the globe can take on challenges together or compete with each other to snag the top spot on the leaderboards.

For more information about Steep, please visit steepgame.com, follow us on facebook.com/steepgame or twitter.com/Steep_Game.

To learn more about other Ubisoft games, please visit ubiblog.com.

*Associate studios are Ubisoft Montpellier and Ubisoft Kiev.



 

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