Kotaku is reporting this morning that EA Canada has been “working on a new SSX entry for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for the past two years,” leading many to summise that the game that has been already outed in some form by the finding of several URLs earlier in the year might well be that The Planet thing that we mentioned last month, rather than something to do with Battlefield.
If it is, we’d much rather they focused on the crazy pinball bumpers and huge drops of the first couple of SSX games rather than the later few which were more ‘realistic’ in their approach and, in our opinion, less focused. Something that’s backed up by Kotaku claiming the new SSX will go “back to its roots” despite featuring “controls similar to EA’s Skate franchise.”
Earlier surveys to SSX fans hinted at a game that would feature an “intense, moment-to-moment battle against the forces created from riding your snowboard over the most spectacular and remote mountains on Earth” and would revolve around “avoiding, out-running and even riding on top of massive avalanches; battling hurricane winds; white-outs; bitter cold; falling rocks; and gaping crevasses that open up at a moment’s notice.”
Doesn’t sound like pinball bumpers to us. Hopefully we’ll find out soon enough when the Spike TV Video Game Awards air in the States later this week.