Ubisoft Announces Open-World Action Sports Game for Console, PC

Probably not what you were expecting.

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Now Playing: GS News Update: Ubisoft Announces Steep, Open-World Action Sports Game

Today during Ubisoft's E3 2016 briefing, the publisher announced Steep, an open-world action sports game for consoles and PC.

Due out this year, Steep has been in development for at least 2.5 years. Leading development on the game is Ubisoft Annecy, a French studio that most recently collaborated on The Division. The developer is physically located close to the Alps, helping them become inspired, developers said.

Some of the action sports types available in Steep include skiing, paragliding, snowboarding, and traversal in a wingsuit. Players can also change to a different method on the fly. Players will find "hundreds" of activities to participate in, while there will also be challenges to take on.

On top of that, a key component of Steep will be sharing and other social elements. All players will zip down the same mountain and be able to interact with one another. However, under some circumstances, players can choose to disable collision, so other players do not ruin their ride.

Overall, the game aims to offer players "freedom, creativity, and fun."

Some of the settings include Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France, though no specific mountain ranges were announced. It's also unknown if the game is based on real-world places.

In a Q&A this week, Ubisoft revealed that Steep will let players choose between first and third person. There will also be the option to use a "free cam" as well as a "Go Pro-like" perspective.

Keep checking back this week for more on Steep from E3 2016.

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