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Massive Session update adds two new neighbourhoods to shred

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(Image credit: Crea-ture Studios)
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Skateboarding sim Session just added two new maps to stomp around, along with all the tools you'd need to film the perfect video part.

Dropping in last night, update 0.0.0.28 (opens in new tab) brings a load of new content to the early access skater. The headline addition is two new maps—the first of which adds more iconic New York spots with the storied Black Hubbas (opens in new tab) and Courthouse Drop (opens in new tab), while the second lets you explore new spots under (and above) the Highline Bridge. 

It may be a minute before I can skate New York for real, but Session's faithful recreation of the city's best spots is doing a fine job in the meantime.

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(Image credit: crea-ture studios)

Existing maps have also been given a bit of love. The game's NYC stage has been further expanded by adding a brand new spot next to James Park, and has made previously-unskateable locations skateable. Philly, meanwhile, gets its own skateshop, and has been improved with optimisations and more skateable areas.

To get the best angle on these new and improved spots, developer crea-ture has also completely revamped the replay editor with a "complete backend overhaul". New camera controls and better editing tools (finally, undo and redo buttons!) should make it easier than ever to post gnarly skate parts to the web.

The update also adds a few more nice touches. A new "Skate Dice" mode lets you randomly generate trick challenges, the sky has been touched up with volumetric clouds, and there are a few new historic challenges and bug fixes to round out the update.

Session has been cruising through early access for some time, and I've had a grand time dropping in over the past year (opens in new tab). It's a good time to get into skateboarding games—and thanks to some phenomenal indie shredders (opens in new tab), things only look to be getting a whole lot better.

Natalie Clayton
Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.