As Microsoft continues its backwards compatibility program for current gen, it appears Skate 3 is the next game to make the leap to Xbox One.

Skate 3 was the last, and well received, offering from the Skate series, released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It has been known for a while now that Skate 3 is going to be coming to the Xbox One via its backwards compatibility program, but there’s just been evidence found that the game is going to release for Xbox One soon.

YouTuber X7 Albert, amongst others, noticed that a patch has released for Skate 3, which is six years old at this point (already a sign of development). The patch fixes an old problem for the game: Digital downloaders of the game and physical copy players couldn’t play online in the same session. Microsoft’s backwards compatibility program is selling itself on its cross-platform play between Xbox 360 and Xbox One (as well as cross-platform saves between Xbox One and PC). It only seems likely that the release of this patch is gearing the game up for its current generation release.

Skate 3 is currently available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and, presumably, soon to be available on Xbox One.

  • Zach Skaer

    Don’t bring this kind of stuff up unless your sure, there is less than nothing here to say it will be released “soon” because according to Microsoft’s standards of “soon” that could mean January or next July. We (the skate 3 fanbase) want facts, not false hope.

    • Derek Dashiell

      We thought the patch was a good sign that they were gearing up for a release, but your frustration is understandable. I also wrote our article about X7 Albert petitioning the white house to get Skate 4 made, this is clearly a hot issue for fans. We’re looking forward to Skate 3 news just as much as you are– we get to break the news to you (the Skate 3 fanbase)– so we hope to have more concrete news soon, too.

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