EA Confirms Skate 2 Server Closure the Day After It Is Available To Xbox Game Pass
Electronic Arts has decided to close down the servers for Skit 2 within three weeks of its arrival on Xbox Game Pass.
Skate 2 can be played now with Xbox Game Pass on XboxOne and Xbox Series X. This is possible thanks to the power of backwards compatibility. You’re Sony and you don’t know what it means. It allows your players to play old games instead of consigning the classics to the scrap heap. Amazing stuff.
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Some may call the closing of Skate 2 servers, which was just added to Xbox Game Pass, counterproductive. I’d be one of them. Practically speaking, you have three weeks to get into Skate2. But your life can always get in the way of your gaming time . This Skate title was not included in the subscription. It seems unlikely that it will be available, but you can still get the online component.
The publisher agreed. “As newer games become available, the number of players who still enjoy the games that were live for a while dwindles down to a level – typically fewer than 1 % of all peak online gamers across all EA titles – where it’s not feasible to continue the behind the scenes work required to keep the online services for these titles up and running,” explainedElectronic Arts.
The company may reconsider its decision if enough people are enjoying skate 2, which could boost that level. We can only hope, I suppose.
Skate 2 is the Skate franchise for Xbox. The subscription service also received all Max Payne games, Binary Domain and Lego The Lord Of The Rings. Red Dead Revolver, Oddworld, Munch’s Oddysee, all F.E.A.R. and many other.
It is interesting that some of these, such as Oddworldwere also mentioned in Manhuntfrom an article we found last week. It remains to be seen if Manhunt will make it onto the service. This is a controversial game that has been banned in Australia, Germany and New Zealand.