Ubisoft to develop next-gen snowboard games

Ubisoft to develop next-gen snowboard games

Published On February 14, 2006 | By Russ Clow | News

Ubisoft, one of the worlds leading game publishers, announced today that they would be collaborating with Six time X Games gold medallist and snowboarding half-pipe gold medallist at this years Winter Olympics (the one on TV!), Shaun White, to develop a new range of snowboarding titles for current-gen and next-gen consoles.

White will work alongside Ubisoft to recreate the thrill and excitement from snowboarding.

Shaun says:

“I’m stoked to be working with Ubisoft to develop a video game that captures the thrill of snowboarding like no game has done before, I’m a huge fan of Ubisoft games like Prince of Persia, so I’m excited to be able to combine what I love about snowboarding and gaming into an experience for everyone to enjoy.”

Shaun White is just 19 years old and is one of the world’s greatest snowboarding sensations.  He is the only snowboarder ever to win gold in both the half-pipe and slopestyle at the Winter X Games. 

To win the recent 2006 Winter Olympics, Shaun pulled off back-to-back 1,080-degree rotations grabbing his board on both.  (wow!).

Shaun White and Ubisoft’s first snowboarding collaboration is due to hit the shelves sometime in 2007.

About The Author

Russ Clow not only nearly shares his name with one of the best Gladiators around, but he also has a bundle of experience under his belt. Since a very young age he's been playing video games, and has been working in the video game industry for most of his working career. Russ is a secret Sony Fanboy, although he tries hard to hide it so as to keep his position as Editor-in-Chief. When he's not playing games, Russ likes to play football with the "lads".