Street skating sim Session crushes its Kickstarter funding goal. But what about Linux and Ubuntu support? Well since that $80,000 CAD sees funding in less than four days. With 19 days left in the campaign. Developer crea-ture Studios isn’t content to sit back and relax quite yet.
“Currently, our main focus is on the PC (Windows) and Xbox One version of the game. That being said, nothing says you won’t be seeing a Session Linux port in the future. :)”
Since this is not a formal confirmation. This is definitely a good sign. Seeing the games development uses Unreal Engine 4. So this means we will see a Windows debut. While a Linux and Ubuntu release will come later. And the Kickstarter campaign is nailing it’s goals, which is now over $100,000 and climbing. Since the closest game we have for Linux and Ubuntu is OlliOlli 2.
We have also asked crea-ture Studios to include Linux support somewhere in the campaign. Likely the FAQ.
From its unique and authentic control scheme that emulates real life skating, to its freedom from arbitrary point values, Session has already set itself apart as a skater’s paradise. There’s always room for expansion, though, and that’s where stretch goals come into play, with the first being the introduction of customization options.
To keep aesthetics on lock, players will be able to customize everything about their character’s look, to their kit, including deck, wheels, trucks, grip tape and even bolts. It’s all about nailing the ideal look before hitting the streets, so check out this sneak peak at the freedom creā-ture plans to introduce with character customization.
Session – Kickstarter Launch Trailer:
If that’s not enough to get you excited about Session’s future, take a look at the full list of Stretch Goals below:
- Dress to impress with character and board customization – $130,000
- Vert skating, mega ramps, and mini ramps, with motion capture from five-time X Games medalist, Elliot Sloan – $205,000
- New city hub, determined via community vote – $280,000
- Online multiplayer, letting you hit the streets with friends – $360,000
- Park editor to alter existing parks or create them from scratch – $410,000
- Filmer mode, so you can hit the streets as the camera operator – $450,000
- Story mode, channeling players’ progression from mongo pusher to pro skater – $510,000
- Double the city hubs, unlocking another city to skate and destroy via community vote – $585,000
- Steam Workshop, giving the community full reign to go DIY on Session – $620,000
Based on the stretch goals alone, it’s safe to say skateboarding fans have a ton to get excited about when it comes to the future of Session. crea-ture Studios has set out to make the most authentic skateboarding game ever. so it’s only natural that they’re committed to putting players into the driver’s seat. And allowing them to go wild. Whether through Steam Workshop integration or a built-in park editor. Skating is all about taking the ordinary and making it look tight as hell. And that’s exactly what Session plans to achieve.
Session’s Kickstarter is available now. While the games planned to have an Early Access release for Windows PC’s and Xbox One in Q2 2018. After that is when we’ll likely see Linux and Ubuntu support. Follow them on Twitter.