12:54 PM - August 13, 2014 by MMChrisS
A surprise sports gaming title was announced today (we don't get to say that often enough anymore), with SNOW being announced as a free to play PS4 exclusive title on Sony's European blog.
Snow is being developed by Poppermost Productions, an indie studio straight out of Stockholm, Sweden. The goal for Poppermost is to develop a free-to-play, open world, winter sports experience. The goal is to never restrict a player, but empower them to play the game however they want.
You can either free roam mountains or participate in events. The first open world mountain available in the game, Sialia is 8 square kilometers and contains over 20 unique areas handcrafted for gameplay. The entire environment is built with interactive physics in mind, and players can mold their world by adding jumps, rails, and other features.
There will be an in-game replay and photo mode system which, when combined with PS4 share, will probably end up being a huge hit. Characters are fully customizable, from helmets and goggles, to skis and boots.
For now, skiing will be the only sport featured, but snowboarding and other winter action sports are coming to the game very soon. There is no word on a PS4 launch date, but expect it to be sometime closer to Winter, because why not?
Does SNOW sound intriguing to you?