If you’ve been playing the Early Access version of creā-ture Studios’ Session, you’re about to get some new stuff. A new mode and more has arrived.
Time for another Session
We’re in a time period where the skateboarding video game trend is all but dead. The big boys are long gone at this point, and there’s no sight of that Skate sequel that everyone seems obsessed with. Thankfully, there’s the upcoming Session.
If you’re not familiar, Session is a game that “captures the free-flowing creativity, culture and madness of the sport in its purest form with realistic skate physics for a truly grounded experience” according to developer creā-ture Studios.
The game not only looks terrific, but also innovates on controls. Each analog stick on your gamepad controls one foot, which I think is pretty unique. I can’t remember any other skating game doing that at any rate.
While it’s in Early Access, exclusively on Steam (for now), the game is getting a new dose of content.
Here’s what’s new and available now in an update:
- A true-to-life recreation of the legendary NYC Pyramid Ledges in Manhattan’s Financial District.
- Over 40 new tricks, including Impossibles, late flips and more.
- Experience ‘board feel’ like never before with full-board controls that let players customize every aspect of their tricks and how they skate, from flick speed and angles to catch timing and more.
- Local Filmer Mode: This new mode lets a second player join remotely as the crew’s official filmer, able to create an incredibly wide range of shots with a robust and easy-to-use set of tools. Get creative with framing, zooming and angles to make your buddy’s footage look better than ever!
While Session is only out for the PC now, it’s also on the way for the Xbox One. That version is being co-developed by Illogika, and will “launch via Xbox Game Preview in the coming months”.
There Early Access PC version will run you $19.99 USD.