Update: It looks like this one has been quietly pushed to March 2022 now, with no sign of a release in February.
Original story: It was announced back in June that the self-proclaimed "love letter to snowboarding" Shredders was coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch in 2021, but now it's been slightly delayed to February 2022 instead.
No reason has been provided, aside from that the team has a "good feeling" about February:
The game is "coming first" to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S when it releases next year, and will challenge you to "master the art of park riding, backcountry, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding." It'll feature an open world "just waiting to be shredded", in which "almost every other rider you see on the mountain is a real rider playing right there with you." It's said to have been inspired by the Amped games on the original Xbox.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer highlighted earlier this year how Shredded was one of his most highly-anticipated upcoming titles, stating that seeing the game in previews had "put a huge smile on [his] face". Sounds good to us!
"Break into the snowboarding event of the year to pull off one of the most insane tricks imaginable, all for the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. To prove you’re up to the challenge, master the art of park riding, buttering, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding."
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