It’s been announced by developers Crea-ture that their skateboarding game Session will be launching on Steam Early Access on September 17th, followed by an Xbox Game Preview release a few weeks later. The full game is then expected to launch in early 2020. Check out the announcement trailer below.
In a Game Informer article about the announcement, it was revealed that the Early Access build of Session will focus on the Brooklyn Banks spot in New York, though players will be able to add objects to the world to create new lines. Players will also be able to cut together video footage with an in-game video editor, which is being described as “a fundamental discipline within the game”.
Session uses a twin stick control system for its skateboarding mechanics, making it not dissimilar in theory to Skate, which also had an in-game video editor and the ability to drop objects into the world. Honestly, if Session can capture that same magic of the Skate series, Crea-ture will be on to an absolute winner.
While certain features won’t be included in Early Access from day 1, the developers are promising features like character progression for both skating and video editing, with the progression for skating allowing you to access the different areas of the map. Also promised are more tricks like “no-complies, hand plants, and pressure flips”. The Xbox version will have all the same features, though the article does note that they may progress on two different timelines.
Perhaps most interestingly, Crea-ture have also promised Mixer integration for the Xbox One version of Session, which could bring features like being challenged by the chat to nail a Christ Air over a car, only for you to eat pavement every time you try and go for it. It’ll be interesting to see how that feature works, along with how Session stacks up, when it hits Early Access next month.