Ubisoft recently announced that an early access open beta will go live for their open-world, extreme multi-sports game, Steep. The open beta will be live for everyone starting November 18th and it will run up until November 21st.
However, before the open beta gets underway, Ubisoft will have a special limited beta phase during the early part of November between the 10th and the 14th. If you register for the limited beta before November 9th, you might find yourself as part of the early access beta for Steep.
These beta phases will arrive as part of a stress test on the servers and a final content gut check before the official release of the game on December 2nd for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Both the early access beta and the open beta will be free. In the case of the early access beta you will need to register over on the official Steep website. For the standard open beta you just have to make sure you check the Xbox Store or the PlayStation Store for the free beta client to participate. You may also need to log into Uplay for the PC version of the beta.
The tests will grant players access to the various types of snowy extreme sports, including paragliding, wingsuit racing, skiing, and snowboarding.
The world is inspired by the Swiss Alps, the Aravis mountains in France, and the Needle Mountains in Colorado.
The beta news didn’t arrive alone. Ubisoft paired the announcement with a date… a date in the form of a sexy new trailer that you can check out below.
The trailer is only a minute long but it gives gamers a quick and explosive look at the highly competitive online racing game.
Given the dearth of extreme sports games in the last two generations, I can’t say I’m not excited to see how well the game will do. Activision tried their hand at a new Tony Hawk Pro Skater, which was a lazy mobile port, but beyond that we don’t get these kind of games anymore.
Ubisoft hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to multiplayer longevity. Games like The Crew are now wastelands along with the Assassin’s Creed multiplayer modes. My biggest reservation is buying into a game themed around online connectivity only for it to dry up shortly after launch and then the game has little else to offer save for a tacked on single-player mode.
Hopefully I’m wrong.
Anyway, you can learn more about Steep or register for the early access beta by paying a visiting the official website.