If you were going to take the day off work to play Steep when it releases on Friday, you may have to re-think your strategy. While the game will be purchasable on December 2, servers won’t be activated until 9PM NZT, Ubisoft announced.
From an official press release:
As you know, we have communicated publicly about Steep’s servers going live worldwide on December 2nd at 9am CET through our Ubiblog as well as on community forums. Steep operates on one worldwide server per platform which will go live at 9am CET on December 2nd. In order to ensure a fun experience with a larger pool of online players from day one, Steep servers will open worldwide once it is day time in Europe, so players from Asia to Europe will populate Steep’s immense open world at launch. As a consequence, players in Australia and New Zealand will only hit the slopes from 7pm AEDT on launch day. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and can’t wait for everyone to discover the world of Steep.
Because of the online nature of the game, outlets won’t be receiving codes until December 2 – so don’t expect to see review coverage at launch.
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