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For those of you who haven't taken Steep for a ride down the mountain just yet, Ubisoft has decided to open the slopes to all comers this weekend, offering free play across all platform for four straight days.
If you're looking to give Steep a try, the free weekend of play will run from March 10 through March 13 across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For those of you in the U.S., the PlayStation 4 and UPlay crowd can jump on board starting 1 p.m. EST tomorrow, March 10. The free play weekend will end Monday at the same time. On Xbox One, your start and stop time will be 4 a.m. EST.
As Ubisoft recently did with Watch Dogs 2, this isn't just a demo of Steep featuring a limit on the game's features. You won't, for instance, be able to only pick the snowboard and slide down one section of the mountain. As Gamespot is reporting, this is another full-blown offering, letting players download the entire game and play it to their heart's content for the next four days. You'll have access to the full mountain, all of the game's different modes, all of the modes of travel; everything. Even better is the fact that you'll also have access to the Alaska portion of the game, which was recently added via a free update.
You can think of Steep as a sort of MMO for snow sports. The game's massive landscapes are totally open, and you'll come across other players on the fly. You can quickly group up with them to tackle challenges together, or just ignore them. There are plenty of objectives to complete along the way, as well as the ability to create and accept challenges crafted by other players.
In Steep, the player has access to four modes of travel including skis, snowboard, wingsuit and paragliding. Once you're on the mountain, you can simply pick which activity you want to do and dive straight in. If you want to tackle objectives, go for it. If you just want to tool around while some relaxing music plays in the background, you can do that, too. If you want to seek out areas where the damn mountain will talk to you while you lazily ski down the slopes, that's also an option.
If you're picking up what Steep is putting down, you'll be able to purchase the game for 50 percent off throughout the weekend. If you want to upgrade to the Gold Edition, that'll be available for 40 percent off for a limited time on consoles, too. Both versions of the game will be 50 percent off on the Ubisoft Store.
Of course, since you'll be playing the full game, purchasing it will let you roll over all of your progress into the final build, so nothing you do this weekend will be lost.