Ubisoft Quietly Cancels Switch Version of Steep
Steep — Ubisoft’s open world extreme skiing and snowboarding game — was announced for the Nintendo Switch during a live event in January 2017, two months before the hybrid console hit retail stores. Since then, however, Ubisoft has gone radio silent about the game which has created rumours that the project might be in trouble. Those rumours are now confirmed to be true in a tweet from the official Steep Twitter account.
The tweet was in response to a user asking about updates on the Switch version. It appears that Ubisoft ended development in order to focus on bringing new content to the other platform versions. Below is the reply:
Hey @RJISAGAMER! We are wholly dedicated to supporting the live game, and made the decision to stop Steep development on the Nintendo Switch platform to focus on bringing new live content and challenges to Steep players instead. We’ll have more exciting news to share soon.
— Steep (@Steep_Game) August 9, 2018
“We are wholly dedicated to supporting the live game, and made the decision to stop Steep development on the Nintendo Switch platform to focus on bringing new live content and challenges to Steep players instead. We’ll have more exciting news to share soon.”
Even with the cancellation, Ubisoft is still supporting the Switch with ports of Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War coming to the platform later this year.
We quite enjoyed the game when it launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in December 2016. Here’s what we said about it in our review:
“Despite coming up short in a few areas Steep ends up a very enjoyable experience overall. Even as I type these closing comments I’m thinking about the game and where my next line will take me. With huge and beautiful summits to explore, varied locations and events and the best snowboard and ski free riding any game has offered yet, Steep is a welcomed and satisfying extreme sports experience.”
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