Last December, Ubisoft Annecy released Steep: Road to the Olympics, and expansion for their extreme Winter sports game Steep, which released a year prior. As the title suggests, this expansion is based on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics adding new gear, a new map, and Olympic challenges to the game.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are almost upon us, with the traditional Opening Ceremony happening this Friday. As the Winter Olympics are more relevant than ever right now, Ubisoft has released several new videos promoting Steep: Road to the Olympics. This includes a lengthy developer diary, a video promoting a new costume based on this year’s Olympic mascot, and another video promoting the Steep: Road to the Olympics Grand Final, which happens tomorrow.
First comes the developer diary. In this video, the game’s developers explain their motivations behind crafting Steep: Road to the Olympics, and how the worked with real Olympians to make the experience as accurate as possible. It’s a pretty insightful video, and worth checking out if you are into Steep.
Next up is the video about the Soohorang Mascot Costume. For those of you who don’t know, Soohorang is the mascot of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and is pretty adorable. An unlockable costume based on him was recently added to the game in an update, and this video lets this humorous costume take center stage. You can check the trailer out below.
Finally, there is the video teasing the Steep: Road to the Olympics Grand Finals. This is an eSports competition with some of the game’s best players: Bonecrusher2D, Sniikx, Lucktose, Obzen D F, Sinomatic, and Isebba420. You can check out the video promoting the competition below.
Steep: Road to the Olympics is currently available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version of Steep was announced over a year ago, but little has been heard about it since, as Road to the Olympics’ development was prioritized over it.