We've been keeping a keen eye on skateboarding sim Skater XL for some time now, so we're excited to share that a release date has been confirmed! The game is coming July 7th for Xbox One, and will be getting both a digital and "brick and mortar" retail release.

As highlighted by Easy Day Studios Director Dain Hedgpeth in a blog post over at Xbox Wire, Skater XL's most unique feature is that it doesn't have any pre-programmed tricks. The control of movement is through the thumbsticks, using physics rather than 'canned animations' to "make your tricks look and feel different each time."

The game will feature more than 60 real skate spots spread around Downtown LA and "other iconic California locations," as well as pro skaters such as Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta and Brandon Westgate.

"Skater XL is the first skateboarding game to come to all major platforms in more than 10 years and offers complete physics-based gameplay with total freedom of control and expression. Play as skating icons Tiago Lemos, Evan Smith, Tom Asta or Brandon Westgate on your way to becoming a skateboarding pro or build your own character with unique characteristics and authentic gear from top skateboarding brands."

Are you excited to try out Skater XL in July? Let us know in the comments.

[source news.xbox.com]