The latest game to make it to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One is Skate 3, which first became backwards compatible for the system in November. It’s a consolation prize for fans of the series given that there is no indication Electronic Arts plans to develop a fourth.
Skate 3 originally came out in 2010 and was actually the lowest rated edition of the franchise finishing with an 80 on Metacritic. Some of the complaints related to the proximity of releases as the trio of Skate games were released within a 32 month span. New features for Skate 3 included Skate School tutorial, skate park creation, and co-op career mode.
Skate 3 joins EA Sports UFC 2, Madden NFL 16, FIFA 16, NHL 16, NBA Live 16, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and SSX which have all been added to the Vault in the last year plus games from other genres such as Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront.
Besides the Vault which contains the back catalogue of titles from the publisher EA Access also offers 10% off all digital purchases and the ability to play timed trials with soon-to-release or more recent games. The subscription service is $30 for the year or $5 per month.
Given that past additions to the Vault have generally been spaced out that could mean that Madden NFL 17 won’t be going in until March. Last year Madden was added the week leading up to the Super Bowl, but in 2015 it made it to the service in early March.