What's that coming over the hill? Why, it's Ubisoft's open-world snowy sandbox, Steep [official site], with an official release date. Steep skis onto PC on December 2nd, when you'll be free to have altitude-defying adventures at your leisure. We also got a new trailer, which sees folks skiing, and wingsuiting, and paragliding to a catchy tune with the express purpose of getting you hyped for the game. It works, too—the game looks like a blast.
Playing online you'll figuratively and quite possibly literally run into other players in the vast alpine environment. You can compete against your friends or play solo if that's how you roll. Ultimately, you're at liberty to play the way you want. If you'd prefer gliding peacefully among the snowy peaks to pulling gnarly stunts, then by all means go ahead! Steep is set in the Alps for now, but a post-release update will add some mountainous Alaskan terrain for you to explore, as well.
Ubisoft Annecy, hailing from France, is taking the helm for the game's development, but Ubisoft Montpellier and Ubisoft Kiev are helping out a bit with the PC version, too. If you can't wait until December to play, you might want to hop on over to the official site and sign up for the beta using your Uplay account.