Session: Skate Sim

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Publisher: NACON
Developer: creā-ture Studios
Release Date: Sept. 22, 2022

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'Session' Gets Early Access Update, Planned For Summer 2022, Also Comes To PS4, PS5 And Xbox Series X|S - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 6, 2021 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT

Session: Skate Sim is a skateboarding sim entirely focused on creativity and freedom of expression, nothing else!

Inspired by the golden era of skateboarding, the early 90s and early 2000, Session's primary goal is to make you experience what skateboarding really is; an incredible sport where there are no other goals other than expressing your creativity and achieving success through hard work, perseverance and bits of madness for no one else other than yourself.

Sporting dual stick controls that mirror the movement of each foot, executing tricks feels as intuitive as it would in your local park, serving up the most authentic-feeling skateboarding in a video game. Included in the demo is a tutorial and outdoor skatepark to get you started. Will it be tough at first? Yeah. Will you fall face-first down a flight of stairs? Who hasn’t? It’s all about the journey, so when you land that first kickflip out of a grind, you’ll feel invincible!

So, what’s Session all about? Just like skateboarding IRL, it’s about the freedom to express yourself. Whether you’re all about perfecting that one elusive move, or have a sick line planned out for your next tape, you set your own goals in Session. Progression simply comes from honing your street chops. But what are skills if you can’t show them off to the rest of the world? With Session, creā-ture offers up the tools needed to create and share your tightest content with skaters around the world.

Whether you have no idea what goofy and mongo mean, or have a laser flip or two under your belt, Session’s here to remind you why you fell in love with the sport or give you a reason to fall for the first time (again, literally).

NACON and creā-ture Studios announce that Session will be coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Seires X|S and PC in summer 2022.

A new early access update has been rolled out for Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview, and Steam filled with updates, improvements and tweaks.

This update is v0.0.0.28 and is around 8GB to install.

Update Content

TWO New Levels

  • The infamous Black Hubbas / Courthouse
  • Highline Bridge

New Skateshop in Philly

  • Updated and added new spots in Philly
  • Love park has now been changed to have a more accurate representation of the park we’ve seen in classic videos.
  • We have also added a new skateable areas to the philly map
  • Along with some optimisation to the level itself

Huge Replay Editor Revamp

The Replay Editor, has been completely reworked, with all new;

  • Keyframe types
  • Features
  • Depth of field feature
  • Keyframe Interpolation types (Smooth/Linear/Constant)
  • Camera Roll
  • Tripod Camera
  • Undo / Redo function
  • Lots of bug fixes

You’ll be able to freely and smoothly switch between all the new and improved camera types, keyframe interpolation types Smooth will give you that buttery glide between keyframes, Linear will showcase more of a jump frame, for those dramatic camera switches and Constant will keep your keyframes consistently, consistent.

You can even edit your entire clip without the user interface. Don’t like what you’ve done, simply “Undo” each step with the Undo feature, Don’t like the undo you did, simply “Redo” it, with the redo feature.
Without talking in twisted tongues, this is a complete backend overhaul of the Replay Editor. So now there’s no excuse for not recording and posting your clips online!

Added new spots & optimised NYC

We’ve now made NYC even more skateable

  • A brand new section has been added to NYC next to James Park
  • We’ve made existing spots that weren’t skateable now skateable
  • Notice the vehicle barriers on Murry Street and by Chatham Towers and a gap in the One Police Plaza, just to name a few
  • Replaced old spots with new a improved ones in One Police Plaza and more dotted around NYC

New Game mode: Skate Dice

  • Challenge your homies to a game of Skate Dice (see our last community update for an in-depth look at this game mode)

Tutorial Overhaul

A brand new Tutorial! Whether you’re a new player learning the ropes or an OG who wants to tighten up your those loose threads, Donovan Strain has your back with the new tutorial teaching you the basics of Session, and if it doesn’t work “He’ll teach you how to lie about being good at session”

New historical Challenges added to;

  • Philly
  • Pyramid Ledges
  • NYC
  • Optimised challenges in all levels

New sky system

Volumetric clouds, real time cloud shadows and adjustable cloud coverage. To experiment with this new feature pause the game goto Options > Day/Night and you’ll be able to find your ideal coverage.

General Fixes

  • Improved fisheye lens sharpness in camera options
  • New foliage interaction for grass and small vegetation in all levels
  • General bug fixing and squashing
  • Reworked lighting system throughout all levels

Key Features:

  • No scoring system: Focus on what skateboard really is! If a handrail inspires you to do a backside lipslide, then so be it!
  • Dual stick controls: Each stick controls a foot to replicate authentic and intuitive skateboarding motions.
  • Filmer mode: Go online with friends, be the filmer and grab the gnarliest, crispiest footy you can, the way you want!
  • Play a movie: VHS-like checkpoint system. Rewind, Forward, Skip, Pause, Play your scene, replay and re-skate them until you’re proud of it.
  • Skate and destroy: Embrace street skating as you read your environment and exploit it in any way you can imagine. Cities aren’t built for skaters, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be skated.

Session is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in summer 2022.

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