Picture your average everyday playground. Got it? Now picture that playground expand exponentially in size so it turns into a big mountain range. That’s what Steep is…I think.

Steep was revealed at the end of Ubisoft’s E3 press briefing. It’s described as an “action sports mountain playground.” That’s because you can ski, snowboard, paraglide and wingsuit all around the alps. There are no objectives set by the game, but that’s the point, according to the developer Ubisoft Annecy.

“Along with Ubisoft Montpellier and Ubisoft Kiev, we used our significant online and multiplayer expertise to create a game that captures the excitement and adrenaline we feel when we explore the snowy mountains surrounding us,” said Rebecka Coutaz, studio manager at Ubisoft Annecy.

Another major aspect of the game is meeting up with friends in-game or sharing your experiences outside the game.

“We love seeing videos of adventures and stunts that riders from all over the world share on social media,” added Igor Manceau, Creative Director at Ubisoft. “Steep’s open-world and wealth of multiplayer activities were built to inspire this type of creativity. We can’t wait to see what players will discover and share when they first experience Steep.”

The initial release of Steep takes place entirely in the Alps, though a free update after launch will expand the locations to include Alaska. Steep is scheduled to be released in December for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Nicole Tanner

Nicole Tanner

Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.