With the Skate franchise on ice and the Tony Hawk series fumbling every new comeback, skateboard enthusiasts have had little to latch onto this console generation. However, they may have a new hope in Session, a brand-new skateboard sim from developer crea-ture Studios.
Session came to be via a Kickstarter campaign last year, where it raised over CA $163,000 of an $80,000 goal. The reveal trailer doesn't reveal any exact details, though the Kickstarter pages states that Session focuses entirely on the act of skateboarding with no "artificial add-ons". It utilizes a unique dual-stick control scheme similar to Skate's. Control of a skater's left and right feet is mapped to the respective analog sticks. crea-ture claims this set-up makes Session's controls intuitive and easy to pick up and play, regardless if you're a skating fan or otherwise.
Additionally, Session's places a big emphasis on video editing with a film and sharing features. Players can manipulate camera angles and features to capture ideal shots of their sick tricks, then post them to social media.
Session skates to Xbox One Game Preview and Steam Early Access later this year. The full release is scheduled for 2019.