Skate 3 is finally backwards compatible on Xbox One

Skate 3

In news that may have made my month, Skate 3 has finally been made backwards compatible on Xbox One.

To mark the occasion, the San Van Party Pack downloadable content has also been made free until 20 November.

Skate 3 was right up there with Call of Duty: Black Ops and Red Dead Redemption as one of the most requested BC titles

The third game in the EA Skate franchise was widely praised upon its release, offering the same intuitive control scheme, an expanded trick list and a new hardcore mode for enthusiasts.

The game also gained loads of attention thanks to its hilarious and occasionally wonky physics system, as clips of Skate 3‘s hilarious bails and fails went viral.

Along with Red Dead Redemption and several other high-profile games, Skate 3 was high on the list of most requested Xbox 360 games to hit Xbox One.

The news comes as Microsoft celebrates one year of backwards compatibility on Xbox One.

“This weekend marks one year since the Xbox One Backward Compatibility programme launched, bringing your favourite Xbox 360 titles to our Xbox One catalogue so you can continue to enjoy the Xbox 360 games you own at no additional cost,” wrote Mike Ybarra, Head of Platform Engineering for Xbox, in a statement.

“It’s already been a big week with the additions of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 to our library, as well as to the EA Access Vault, and the hits keep coming. We’re excited to announce the arrival of the highly-requested fan favourite, Skate 3, to our library of Backward Compatibility titles — available starting today.”

Ybarra added that Xbox One gamers can play over 280 Xbox 360 games on their current-generation console.



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