Ubisoft Sets A Winter Release Date for the Road to the Olympics

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Last week, Ubisoft announced that they were coming out with a new expansion to their extreme sports game, Steep, titled Road to the Olympics.  With this DLC, gamers who have been enjoying the slopes on the Alps will be able to explore the newly added regions of Japan and South Korea, specifically the site of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.  The trailer they showed at E3 2017 has been updated with a release date of December 5, 2017!

Additionally, actual Olympic sports have been added to get the gamers into the mindset of a true Olympic athlete with games like Downhill, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Big Air.  We have reached out to Ubisoft to find out if you’ll be able to represent the country of your choosing, and this is the response we received.

Players will be able to choose from outfits representing each country; as for gameplay, more details will come at a later date.

So, there you have it!  You’ll also be able to gear up with the colors of your country of choice and take the slopes of the Winter Olympic games when Steep: Road to the Olympics releases December 5, 2017.  Me?  I’ll be sporting the Greek colors when I blaze through the record books!  What country will you choose?

Unsure about Steep? Read our official review to see what it’s like.

To read the full PR, see below:

SAN FRANCISCO — June 21, 2017 — At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced Steep™ Road to the Olympics, the official videogame of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. An expansion to the open world action-sports game Steep (launched in December 2016) featuring skiing, snowboarding, wingsuiting and paragliding, Steep™ Road to the Olympics will let players stage their own Winter Olympic Games from December 5th 2017 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. More information on bundled editions of Steep will be released at a later date.

In Steep™ Road to the Olympics players ride the South Korean mountains to live an athlete’s journey and dream towards the Olympic podium. Additionally, they will be able to explore mountains of Japan, carving through unique powder and an exceptional environment.

The expansion will feature fresh unique challenges as well as official Olympic disciplines, including Downhill, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Big Air. Steep™ Road to the Olympics takes players to the ultimate proving ground, with all eyes on them, and gives them the opportunity to rise as the newest snow hero.

With development led by Ubisoft Annecy*, Steep is designed for a culture that’s all about sharing experiences with the world. Steep features seamless multiplayer, populating the world with players as they explore the Alps and Alaska. Players and friends across the globe can take on challenges together, or compete with each other to snag the top spot on the leaderboards. The game’s replay feature expands this experience, allowing players to relive their wildest tricks and memorable lines and even share them as videos on social media. It doesn’t stop there, as challenges can be created from any line to compete with friends and achieve the best time or score based on customizable factors, such as completing tricks to score. Players can also participate in several competitive live programs such as the monthly Steep World Tour, where players take on specific challenges to qualify in tournament and have a chance to win exclusive rewards.