Today, Microsoft announced that it will release its snowboarding game Shredders to Xbox Series X this December. Additionally, the game will be available for Xbox Game Pass holders on launch.
We are super stoked to finally let the board out of the board-bag – our snowboarding game Shredders is coming to Xbox Series X|S this December and launching day one with Xbox Game Pass.
Soon you’ll break into the snowboarding event of the year to pull off one of the most insane tricks imaginable, all for the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. Master the art of park riding, backcountry, rails, and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding. It’s going to be an incredible winter.
Conveniently, a lot of actual professional snowboarders have arrived, and now is your chance to ride with them and visit the gnarliest spots, stomp the most epic lines, and learn the most stylish moves. We will be revealing the names of the pro-riders involved with Shredders in the coming months – so keep an eye out!
Shredders has powder so fresh you can smell it – you’ll lose yourself for hours carving down mountains, tweaking your grabs, bending your board, and buttering like the very best. With the help of world class pro-riders soon to be announced, you’ll go beyond the boundaries of what you thought was possible.
With Shredders, we have tried to build a snowboarding experience that allows you to define your own style. In snowboarding there are so many incredible ways to do a simple 180 and Shredders gives you that level of control. Carving, buttering, and the sensation of floating on fresh powder all feels amazing.
Conceptually we are trying to keep the convention of one thumb stick for the board and one stick for the body, and directly map that onto the snowboarder. This gives you a lot of freedom in your play style, so you can choose to be smooth and lazy, or if you’d prefer to go fast and aggressive, you can change up your style whenever you want.
In the same spirit as snowboarding, we want to give you freedom and agency over your ride. It should be rewarding to explore the mechanics and find your own style. That sort of exploration has always drawn us into gaming.
Shredders is full of hand-sculpted parks, urban environments, and off-piste adventures… an open world just waiting to be shredded. It’s all one massive mountain range inspired by real world locations, events, snowparks, and natural landscapes, and all of it loads in an instant. Throughout the peaks and valleys, you’ll discover industrial areas, street areas, plenty of epic backcountry, high mountain riding, and even an old Italian village you can shred.
We baked multiplayer int the very core of Shredders. Almost every other rider you see on the mountain is a real rider playing right there with you. Compete, shred together with friends, or take on a journey of your own, it’s up to you.
While developing Shredders, we took a lot of inspiration from a whole bunch of awesome snowboarding films, the Amped games from the original Xbox (still so good!), and our snowboarding heroes on Instagram. In many ways, Shredders is a project fed by passion and we feel it is built to shine on Xbox Series X|S.
Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.