SSX Keeps Its Core By Passing Up A Skiing Option
Many long-time SSX fans are wondering if the reboot can reclaim past glory.
Some are worried that EA will try to do too much; that they'll steer the franchise in another direction. But change can be good, yes? According to creative director Toddy Batty, the game was actually going to boast one feature that could've changed the entire feel of the game. According to what Batty told Edge (as cited at VideoGamer), the new project once had skiing. Yeah, that's right.
"We had skiing in at the very early days in this SSX, and I was actually one of the advocates; I was pushing that we should have it. That's something that made its first appearance in SSX: ON Tour, but the tough thing about skiing is that every single animation in the entire game would have to be duplicated for characters with skis as opposed to characters on snowboards.
If we did skis, it would mean half as many tricks split across skis and snowboards. SSX at its core is a snowboarding game first and foremost."
Even so, Batty did say that skiing would probably arrive "in one form or another" after SSX was on store shelves. "We'd love to do skis at some point in the future, maybe as DLC or in a follow up version..." But how do the avid franchise fans feel? Would they vote for skis...?
Related Game(s): SSX
8/1/2011 10:17:30 AM Ben Dutka