What’s up PlayStation followers! We’re very excited to be again on the weblog, this time with the announcement of a brand new map that’s close to and pricey to many skateboarder’s hearts. Skater XL has all the time been about giving entry to skateboarding to as many individuals as potential, together with the mechanics, tradition, and historical past that makes skateboarding so particular to so many.
With regards to landmarks in skateboard historical past, you’d be onerous pressed to seek out extra hallowed floor than San Francisco’s Embarcadero Plaza throughout the 1990’s period. On a regular basis, SF locals and skaters from throughout the globe would come to EMB to write down new pages within the guide of skate historical past every day on the purple bricks, stairs, blocks, ledges to the notorious ‘Gonz’ Hole.
Our ode to this period, is a tribute to this iconic location packed filled with the entire options that made it well-known. Created by the Straightforward Day group, this all new map is now out there for obtain within the Mod Browser on PlayStation four consoles.
Whereas we’ve got added DIY parts across the map to incorporate new traces and extra gameplay choices, Embarcadero’s most notable options are true to the time and prepared so that you can make your mark.
The ‘Gonz’ Hole
Ollied for the primary time and made well-known by skateboard legend Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales in 1986, the ‘Gonz’ Hole turned the proving floor for early ‘90s skateboarding. From 1990 by way of 1996 there was virtually no surer manner of gaining legitimacy in skateboarding than to efficiently land a trick over ‘The Gonz.’ Discover the ‘Gonz’ Hole above the “wave” wall, and put your title into the digital skate historical past books.
Simply one of the vital recognizable options of the Embarcadero Plaza, the Vaillancourt Fountain is interesting each for its aesthetics and its skateability. Grind the encompassing ledges, or skate them as handbook pads. We have now additionally added a skateable brick financial institution and a bit shock popping out of the pond.
The “C” Block
Given its nickname after its letter-like form, the “C” block noticed ledge skating innovation every day. SF legends like Mike Carroll and Henry Sanchez, amongst others, pushed the boundaries of technical road skating to new ranges on these crusty cement slabs.
Although generally known as ‘The Seven,’ this stair set was really six steps with a lengthened third step, or a three-flat-three double-set. Again then, stair counting was much less essential however that doesn’t detract from the spectacular methods that went down this set. What are you throwing down this? Will you recreate one of many classics, or take your individual path?
Most skaters will let you know that brick is just not the perfect platform for skateboarding, however there may be simply one thing in regards to the ‘clickety-clack’ of rolling by way of EMB that’s a part of its particular sauce. We have now included brick textures and sound results all through the map, to make it really feel such as you’re actually there.
And our homage to SF wouldn’t be full with out a particular drop of substances from FTC. All through its 25+ yr historical past, FTC has stored the San Francisco skate scene thriving, sponsoring numerous skateboard legends. The capsule is now out there within the mod browser on all platforms, sporting Bay Space colorways of the enduring FTC brand.
We’re very excited to place this piece of skateboarding historical past within the arms of PlayStation gamers and discover your creativity. Whether or not it’s technical ledge traces or Gonz Hole glory you’re after, Embarcadero Plaza for Skater XL is a mix of nostalgia and newness with limitless prospects. Obtain the Embarcadero map now within the ‘Maps’ part of the Mod Browser on PS4.