Skate 3 joins the list as Xbox One Backward Compatibility turns one


One of the key features of the Xbox One is the ability to play certain Xbox 360 games you own on your current generation console at no extra charge. The Xbox One Backward Compatibility program was launched a year ago this weekend, and Skate 3 joins the list of significant additions so far this week. Xbox staff teased late last month that November would be a big month for the program, and with additions like Mass Effect 2Mass Effect 3, and now Skate 3, they weren’t kidding.

Skate 3 was one of the highly-requested games by gamers and joins over 280 other Xbox 360 games you can play on your Xbox One. From now until November 20th, you can also snag the “San Van Party Pack” DLC for Skate 3 absolutely free. Microsoft will also be hosting a Skate 3 stream on both Beam and Twitch tomorrow (Friday, November 11th) starting at 1pm PT.

It’s been a busy year for the program for sure, with a ton of new titles added and much more to come.

We launched with over 100 titles and have added over 170 more in the last year. Today, you can play more than 280 Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, including my personal favorites, Blue Dragon and Red Dead Redemption – and the library continues to grow. We’re thrilled with the response and engagement we’ve seen from the community with more than 210 million hours of gameplay logged.

Be sure to check out our complete list of Xbox 360 games which are part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, maybe there are a few games you own that you’re missing out on playing again on your Xbox One. What games are you waiting to come to the program? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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