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Xbox One celebrates a year of backwards compatibility with Skate 3

It’s been one yeas since Microsoft let loose the Xbox One backwards compatibility program, and it’s celebrating the anniversary in style!

Players already have access to some real gems in the program, including Call Of Duty: Black OpsRed Dead Redemption, and the Mass Effect Trilogy. And now, one of the most requested games from fans is finally being added to the mix.

EA Black Box’s critically acclaimed skateboarding game, Skate 3, is now playable on Xbox One. First released in 2010, and preceded by two similarly-acclaimed entries, Skate 3 was essentially the nail in the coffin for Activision’s Tony Hawk series of games, which were struggling to compete with its arcadey gameplay next to Skate‘s refined analogue stick-based mechanics.

EA and Xbox are celebrating Skate 3‘s addition with the San Van Party Pack add-on now available for free, while Skate 3 gets a $3 discount for Xbox Live Gold members, down to $14.97 from $17.97.

The total number of games in the backwards compatibility program now sits at 284.

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