EA Canada “Working On” New SSX

For the last two years, apparently.

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.

25 Comments

  1. Oh, please don’t disappoint me EA… PLEASE!

    • PLEASE! don’t Dissapoint!

  2. Yay, new SSX!

  3. This is the stuff dreams are made of!

    • That and oodles of Strongbow whilst sitting outside in the cold next to a war monument. Anyway, let’s savour this news. The drink can wait. :-)

      • Shit! I just read about the Skate controls.
        This could be the stuff nightmares are made of. Well, that and running out of alcohol.

  4. i loved the first ssx on ps2 was great fun lets hope this is the same

  5. Whoa…….

  6. This is going to make lots and lots of people happy.
    Hope it lives up to the series

  7. oooooooo yay :D

  8. The description of random events sounds like a malaria-esque game breaker to me :/

    I’m a huge fan of the first SSX, I even loved the.third, but disliked tricky for some reason. The skate control method sounds overly complicated to me, stick to the old controls please!

    • +1
      I hate the Skate analogue controls, button combos are what it’s about!!

      • thats what i think! the duel sticks are fine for fight night, the make a great control scheme, but for skate and snow boarding i want buttons please. if not, 100% no go for me. i liked ssx so i would probably get this if button controls

  9. The only thing that worries me is the Skate controls – i hope they haven’t messed things up.

  10. I remember a couple of years back being stoked for Shaun White. However, when it finally released, I was extremely disappointed. If SSX could combine the arcade fun factor of previous iterations with a free-roam segment like Skate, that would be a sure winner.

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