I heard a rumour before E3 2018 that EA might announce Skate 4. Obviously, that didn’t happen, and I plan to have this rumour monger lynched as soon as possible. However, Session was just announced on Xbox’s stage, and it looks like it will fill the skateboarding hole in all our hearts. The game is being developed by Crea-ture Studios, and is intended to be as true to the late 90s and early 2000s skater scene and culture as possible. According to the successful Kickstarter campaign, the game features a control scheme built around using both analog sticks intuitively, robust built-in video editing and sharing, and an ever-changing open world that will be altered and tweaked depending on player feedback. There also isn’t a scoring system, this is just a game all about visualising how to best use an environment, then pulling off sick tricks. Here’s the gnarly announcement trailer:
According to the Kickstarter campaign, Session looks to be aiming for a mid-2019 launch date for PC and Xbox One, although they are considering the possibilities of Switch and PS4 versions.
Last Updated: June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018 at 09:33
Thought it was Skate 4 when the trailer started and got super excited. Pity it’s not but if they can nail the control system like Skate did and not make it arcadey like THPS then I’ll be happy. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the heck out of THPS 1-3, but the Skate series was way better in my opinion.