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Session Skateboarding Sim Update Features Overhauled Physics, Improved Animations, New Locations & Much More

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Session: Skateboarding Sim Game

Session Skateboarding Sim Update Features Overhauled Physics, Improved Animations, New Locations & Much More

The latest Session Skateboarding Sim update is the biggest one yet. It features overhauled physics, improved animations, new locations and much more. Antiferg, Billy Marks, Manny Santiago, Mark Appleyard and Ryan “Beagle” Ewing have been added to the skater roster along with 4 “Create a skater” models.

The update also features 2 new locations, Jerome Avenue Banks in New York City and FDR Park in Philadelphia. The cities are alive with pedestrians and street activity to further increase the in-game immersion.

Character physics have been overhauled so that their movements are even more like those of real skateboarders. Combined with Full Body IK (Inverse Kinematics), the animation realism has been fully optimized. The interaction between the board and skateboarder has also been significantly improved to feel more fluid and more like real skating.

The team also added a new mode to improve the game experience. By visiting different neighborhoods in the Big Apple and Philadelphia, the player can meet other skateboarders to gain access to different missions. Successfully completing new tricks earns street cred and improves reputation with sponsors.

Here are some of the other key changes:

  • Speed & Transitions – The idea was to help improve the gaining and retention of speed in a realistic manner. You can somewhat consider this a “pump mechanic” for banks and mini ramps. It’s all about foot placement and weight transfer.
  • We have introduced a “Leg Work” mechanic where we allow for a secondary trigger input on player rotation. This mechanic allows for increased rotation in the lower body, separate from the torso, and adds another dimension to rotations and style.
  • For those looking for some purpose around your sessions, or even just for a more guided experience, we have introduced missions. Following Donovan on missions around the Big Apple will lead you to all corners of the city in awesome company. In these missions the skaters you meet will introduce you to trick combos and spots that will help your progression and clip stacking.

Make sure to head over to the Steam page for more details on the big patch. Session is available on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview. The full game should be ready in September for PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

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  1. It's a really good update, such a difference to see the pushing animation not look so terrible.  Ultimately I still prefer XL in terms of gameplay, but Session is a drastically better game now than it was prior to the update.  The amount of options they continue to add is also super cool, they deserve to win the battle of the skate games if I'm being honest.
    Agreed that it's a good update and as far as support goes there really isn't even a  competition. SkaterXL seems to be done and only user content is being updated while session actually wants to be a completed product. The issue for me is that there is no vert skating in Session. There's a half pipe in the new map but you can't actually do anything on it that resembles vert skating. Lol. SkaterXL at least has the one map that you can vert on and is why I prefer XL by a lot. 
    Really though, neither game has enough to keep me  invested. I decided that emulated Skate 3 was better in pretty much every way and play it to get my fix.
    CujoMatty
    Agreed that it's a good update and as far as support goes there really isn't even a* competition. SkaterXL seems to be done and only user content is being updated while session actually wants to be a completed product. The issue for me is that there is no vert skating in Session. There's a half pipe in the new map but you can't actually do anything on it that resembles vert skating. Lol. SkaterXL at least has the one map that you can vert on and is why I prefer XL by a lot.*
    Really though, neither game has enough to keep me* invested. I decided that emulated Skate 3 was better in pretty much every way and play it to get my fix.
    I never played Skate 3, but Skate was one of my favorite games. I really enjoy Session because of the realistic approach it has taken compared to other skating games. I seriously love the hardcore settings where I'm controlling each leg and have to catch the board. I love having to actually try and make sure I land from high drops or else I fall.
    I'm assuming Skate 3 is similar to Skate where it wasn't Tony Hawk, but it wasn't as realistic as Session? I need to just download it since it is on GamePass. I'd love the gameplay of Session with some more polish with the depth that Skate had.
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