Steep: Road to the Olympics expansion arrives in time for winter weather, adds all new sports

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 12 June 2017 23:21 GMT

Steep: Road to the Olympics makes the most of seasonal events.

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Steep: Road to the Olympics was announced during Ubisoft’s E3 2017 presser today.

The expansion is due to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on December 5. This is timely both because half the world will be enjoying winter weather, and because of the imminent 2018 Winter Olympics, which take place in PyeongChang, Korea in February.

Ubisoft said Steep: Road to the Olympics will allow players to “live an athlete‚Äôs journey playing in the new South Korea Olympic playground”, but the expansion also adds Japanese terrain – presumably Hokkaido.

Road to the Olympics also brings a number of new winter sports codes to Steep, including halfpipe, slalom and skicross.

Road to the Olympics is the first expansion to Steep, which released in December 2016. It doesn’t seem to have lit the world on fire the way we who lived through the Cool Boarders era feel an open-world, inherently social, extreme winter sports game ought to – but then, neither did EA’s SSX a few years earlier. Is snowboarding no longer cool? Please don’t make puns.

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