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Famous San Francisco Skateboarding Location Available to Download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam

Easy Day Studios is proud to launch the Embarcadero Plaza, one of the most beloved and historic skate locations, as an official playable map in Skater XL.  This original map creation from Easy Day Studios pays tribute to this iconic Bay Area district, transporting players to the San Francisco waterfront with all its ‘90s landmarks. From the well-recognized Vallaincourt Fountain, the ‘C Block’ ledges, and the infamous ‘Gonz Gap’ proving ground, gamers will get to experience this legendary street skating scene in Skater XL, available now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam via the in-game Mod Browser.

Watch the new Skater XL Embarcadero Plaza Launch Trailer HERE:

Jump the famous ‘Gonz Gap’ in the new map update for Skater XL.    As one of the most influential locations in skateboarding history, San Francisco’s Embarcadero Plaza was the epicenter of street skating during the 1990’s. Bay Area locals and skaters around the world would come to the ‘EMB’ to write new pages in skate history books. Players can now challenge themselves to master EMB’s red bricks, long stair steps, concrete blocks, and the ‘Gonz Gap,’ a jump section first made famous by professional skateboarder Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales. Skater XL’s Embarcadero Plaza remains true to the original ‘90s era while optimized with additional elements to enhance gameplay. 

Rep the Bay with FTC branded gear in Skater XL.

In tribute to the legendary Embarcadero Plaza, Easy Day Studios has included a special drop of gear from San Francisco-based skateboard brand FTC (For The City). For over 25 years, FTC has kept the Bay Area skate scene thriving, hosting local events and sponsoring many skateboard legends. This pack is now available in the Skater XL’s Mod Browser on all platforms, sporting the Bay Area colorways of the iconic FTC logo.

The Embarcadero Plaza map update is now available to download for free via Skater XL’s Mod Browser. Skater XL is for $39.99 USD on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, and at brick and mortar retailers for PS4 and Xbox One. For the latest news and updates on Skater XL, follow the game on Instagram and Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook, and visit the official website,

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Founded in 2018 by Skater App founder and physicist Dain Hedgpeth, Jon West, former sponsored skateboarder turned game developer, and Jeff Goforth, industry veteran of 19 years and former head of skateboarding at DC Shoes, Easy Day Studios is the leader in action sports video game creation. Easy Day Studios is fully self funded and 100% committed to the shared vision of reviving and evolving skateboarding games into what every fan has been hoping for since the birth of the genre. With decades of experience, the team is comprised of video game development and skateboarding veterans. Since Early Access launch in December 2018 and the rapid growth of the Skater XL modding community, Easy Day has also hired two former modders and continues to work directly with this community.

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