It was recently announced that Skating 2 will return to Xbox consoles as part of a long list of games that Microsoft will add to the catalog of titles backward compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S. The bad news? EA continues plans to shut down servers play online next month.
In the tweets of Skate’s Twitter account (down), the EA team celebrated the news with the fans that Skate 2 was one of more than seventy titles coming to the Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles | S thanks to backward compatibility. However, the study briefly followed, with a brief but disappointing reminder that the game servers would not stay longer.
“We warn you that On December 10, 2021, we will be shutting down the Skate 2 PlayStation and Xbox online servers. “, the tweet confirmed. “It is not an easy decision and it is not something we take lightly.”continued the study before providing links to more information.
EA’s move comes after Skate 2 apparently became just another title in a long line of games that have seen their online fan base shrink to near extinction. While including the game in the Xbox Backward Compatibility List may have helped alleviate this situation, it appears to be doing so. not enough to convince EA that the servers are worth servicing.
Fortunately, the classic Skate 2 single player experience will remain intact, which will hopefully continue to bring that much-needed touch of nostalgia to the community. If you’re really hoping to get into multiplayer, you only have a few weeks to do it.
The last installment in the Skate saga was released with Skate 3 in 2010. However, last year, EA has announced that it is reviving the series with a new Skateboard sequel.. Notice the publisher said he was in early development at the time. Following the announcement, the company later confirmed that the next project is developed by a new Vancouver-based EA studio called Full Circle.
Additionally, Microsoft’s move to make more Xbox and Xbox 360 games backward compatible with modern consoles is part of a series of celebrations surrounding Xbox’s 20th anniversary. Although they have also confirmed that no backward compatible games will be added in the future.
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