Ubisoft has canceled the Nintendo Switch version of the Steep Snowboard and Ski Extreme Sports game. Cancellation came silent, via a message to a fan on Twitter.
Explaining the cancellation, Ubisoft said (via Gamasutra): "We are totally dedicated to supporting the live game and decided to stop Steady Development on the Nintendo Switch Platform to focus on bringing new live content and challenges to Bratte players instead . "
Hello @RJISAGAMER ! We are fully dedicated to supporting the live game and decided to stop Steep development on the Nintendo Switch platform to focus on bringing new live content and challenges to Steep players instead. We'll get more exciting news to share soon.
̵1; Steep (@Steep_Game) August 9, 2018
Steep launched in December 2016 and has seen a number of updates over time providing new content, while the major Enlargement Road to the Olympics was released in December 2017. That game exceeded Ubisoft's sales expectations, although the company never said what it was like to project the game to sell or how many copies it has moved to date.
The Switch version of Steep was announced in January 2017, when Ubisoft also confirmed that Alaska DLC would come to Nintendo's hybrid console. It's all thrown out of the window now that the game has been deleted for Switch.
Steep is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's complete review, except as available below.
"Bratt is a game that's never sure what it is and its vagueness and lack of meaningful rewards make it in some comparisons with SSX," says Leif Johnson. "But it's a leisurely thrill to explore the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, and snow-capped in the Alpine villages. It is a strangely attractive approach to all its qualifications and it is a constant feeling that Ubisoft channelizes George Mallory's famous response when asked why he would climb Mount Everest: "Because it's there." "