Open-world snowboarding in Shredders hits pretty soon

Snowboarding game Shredders will likely hit in February or March, according to a leaked release date and a cryptic Tweet. (opens in new tab) The Microsoft store in the UK lists Shredders (opens in new tab) for a March 17, 2022 release date. That seems pretty trustworthy, given that Shredders debuted at Microsoft's E3 showcase (opens in new tab)  and will come to Xbox Game Pass on launch. On January 8th, the Shredders Twitter account said you wouldn't play the game for "at least a month or so."

An open world game, Shredders seeks to put every player together on one big world. Kind of like the Microsoft Flight Sim of snowboarding games, I think. It's one of those handcrafted experiences, as I understand it, with wilderness, snow parks, urban, and downhill experiences to ride on. 

It even appears to have a plot: "In Shredders you’ll 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, backcountry, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding," says the official description.

Shredders is developed and published by FoamPunch, a joint Belgian and Swedish team.

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You can find Shredders on its official website (opens in new tab), and on Steam (opens in new tab), among other storefronts.

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.