Today, Ubisoft announced a big update for Steep on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. What does that have to do with Nintendo? Steep is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year, and this update includes a brand new community feature – World Tour Tournament – as well as new community challenges, and a brand new Alaska map.
Hopefully, all of this content will be available at the game’s launch on the Nintendo Switch. We reached out to Ubisoft for comment, but have yet to receive confirmation.
Read more about the update from Ubisoft:
Players from around the globe, who are looking to outdo themselves and other riders, can now sign-up for Steep World Tour Tournament, a brand new monthly tournament series available for the whole community. The first competition, “Backcountry”, will start today with the qualification phase: a challenge in the cursed mountain for skiers and snowboarders, who will have to reach 5000 points to make it to the 2nd phase, the Tournament. The 32 best players on each platform during the Tournament phase will make it to the finals, where they will confront each other to win Steep credits.
The wildest and the most creative challenges made by the community will be available to all players through the Community Challenges feature. Steep players will be able to compete in order to achieve the highest score, to gain reputation points, and to be on the top leaderboards for each community challenge. The development team will also be creating challenges, so the players can go up against the Steep team themselves and try to beat their scores.
The eagerly awaited, free Alaska open-world will be globally released on February 10th, 2017, and will include the first Branded Challenges. These unique challenges will reward the fiercest players with Steep credits and reputation points. They will also be available in the Alps in a planned second phase.