This news comes right after Microsoft made the game Xbox backwards compatible.
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Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they added over 70 titles to their Xbox backwards compatible list. One of those newly added titles was none other than Skate 2, the much loved skateboarding title that came out in January 2009 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The inclusion in the backwards compatibility listing means that Skate 2 can be enjoyed by Xbox players on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S platforms.

That is the good news. The bad news is that EA revealed that they are still planning on turning off the Skate 2 servers on December 10, 2021. The official Skate Twitter account actually put out this statement very shortly after Microsoft held their Xbox anniversary event.

As with most server closures of this nature, the decision by EA to shut down the servers came at a point where the player base was next to nonexistent. These decisions probably aren't made lightly or on a whim, so even Microsoft's backwards compatibility reveal wasn't enough to change Skate 2's fate.

Skate 2's single player experience will remain intact, of course. If you want to get a little taste of multiplayer before December 10th, you best get on that now before it's too late.

Of course, Skate fans still have the upcoming Skate sequel to look forward to at some point in the future. The last we knew, that sequel was still pretty early in development but progress is being made.