You can now play Skate 3 on the Xbox One

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What better way to celebrate the Anniversary of Xbox One’s backward compatibility program than by adding a new title to the backward compatible title list. This time, it is the highly requested fan favourite Skate 3.

The popular EA and Black Box skateboarding game was introduced to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010 and now has finally made it to Xbox One as well. Looking back at the past week, we can say it was a lucky one for Electronic Arts since two more of their titles have joined the Xbox Backward Compatibility library: Mass Effect and Mass Effect 3. Considering EA’s active involvement in the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program since it was first introduced, we can safely assume that there are a lot more awesome titles to come our way in the following months.

The Skate franchise is known for breathing new life into the skateboarding genre and as cherished as the series was, Skate 3 further gave the series a little more prominence by introducing a range of new features. Some of them being dark slides, under flips and the chance to team up with friends to build your very own skate crew and shape your brand on their way to becoming a mogul.

To further sweeten the deal, Microsoft partnered with EA for a special offer. Starting from November 10, the game’s San Van Party Pack add-on has been available free on the Xbox Marketplace in participating countries until November 20. Moreover, you can also get Skate 3 with a 16.67% discount if you are an Xbox Live Gold member, meaning that you’ll pay $9.99 instead of $11.99.

It is good to see Microsoft being so dedicated towards its Xbox One Compatibility program. The company said it would continue to work with their publishing partners to grow the library of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles, and promised to keep the community updated weekly when new releases are available.

So far, there are over 280 Xbox 360 games available as Xbox One backward compatible titles to play on your Xbox One.

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