As normal for the company, Ubisoft ended their press conference with the announcement of a new IP.
Titled Steep, it will feature varied alpine sports including snowboarding, skiing, and base jumping. Set in an open world, it will encourage players to compare times and scores as they complete races and stunt events in the frozen mountaintops. You’ll be able to explore the world and find challenges to start as you come across them, or challenge players in online events.
Ubisoft’s big new franchises have tended to have an element of violence at their core, so it’s interesting to see them start a major new sports-themed franchise. The SSX fan in me is excited to see how Steep takes shape.
Steep is planned for release this December, and you can sign up for beta access at.