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New page on the site organizes all the developers and publishers behind Delisted Games

I don’t know if anyone has ever noticed, but among the options in the search bar at the top of the site was a dropdown of all the developers and publishers on the site. I noticed a week or so ago that the dropdown has a hard limit and it wasn’t showing every company because there are just so many of them now.

There are currently 775 companies behind our 900+ delisted games and so a new page was in order to display them all. Under “The Games” menu at the top of the site is a new entry to view delisted games “By Company“. The new page offers an alphabetical glossary of all of those companies and clicking any one of them will take you to the company’s page with a listing of all the games and news posts related to them.

It’s not as exciting as the Relisted Games page or as shocking as The Extinct List but surely someone — or maybe just myself — will benefit from being able to see things broken down by studio or publisher. With this new page I’ve removed the company option from the main search bar on the site. That should help the site and search results load a little faster as well.

Humans-vs-Werewolves royale, Don't Even Think, shuts down in August

Dark Horse Game Studio and Perfect World announced on May 14th that their free-to-play, asymmetrical, battle royale-like, Don’t Even Think, for PlayStation 4 will be shutting down on August 14th. The full announcement follows:

We have been indebted to your attention and support ever since the official launch of “Don’t Even Think” (DET). Due to the repercussions caused by the coronavirus and a multitude of reasons, it is with the heaviest of hearts that we have come to the unfortunate decision of announcing that we are ceasing operations for DET. Please accept our most sincere apologies for this outcome. Arrangements for our termination of operations will be gradual, and as follows:

Regarding North America, Japan:

05 June 2020: The game will be removed from store shelves. With goods removed as well, players will be unable to download the game or recharge D points.

14 Aug 2020 07:00 (GMT): Closure of game servers. Players will be unable to login to the game.

30 Sep 2020 07:00 (GMT): Official game website will be closed. Players will be unable to visit the website any longer.

30 Sep 2020 07:00 (GMT): Closure of Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. We will cease posting notices and be unable to respond to inquiries.

To express our heartfelt appreciation for all of you who have supported us through this entire journey, after removing the game and goods from store shelves we will be promoting special events from 15 May 2020 to 14 Aug 2020 (GMT), before shutting down servers.

We are ever-grateful for your loyal support to DET, and again, would like to offer our apologies for this decision. Thank you!

“DET” PS4 Ops Team

As of this writing, it is unclear what will happen to the European version of the game as it is not included in the timeline above and was released less than a month before the decision to shut the game down. It’s possible that scaling back to a single region will allow the game and studio to keep operating and ramp back if the global pandemic stabilizes over the summer.

However, Perfect World has launched and shut down dozens of games over the years and this could easily be just another of them. For now you can still give the game a shot for yourself on PlayStation 4 (EU, JP, US). I’ve added the dates to the Watch List calendar and I’ll get a game page ready to go up soon. Thanks to FallenRyan for pointing out the news!

Growtopia shutting down on consoles July 30th

The Growtopia team announced on April 27th, 2020 that the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game will be shut down at the end of July. These versions were released in July of 2019 and apparently did’t garner a big enough audience or generate enough income from microtransaction purchases to continue supporting them. The team’s announcement follows:

Hello Growtopians,

When we launched Growtopia on consoles in July, we wanted to bring the beloved features of Growtopia to PlayStation, Xbox and Switch, giving console players the opportunity to create infinite worlds and share their astounding creations with their friends online.

In January, we shared An Update about the State of Consoles and we made the decision to reduce content and support for the console version of Growtopia, in order to allocate all resources back to support the Mobile and PC version.

There is no easy way to say this, but we will be discontinuing our service for Growtopia on consoles in July to allocate all our resources to the Mobile and PC version. This decision did not come lightly, but ultimately after exploring several options, the console version of Growtopia is not sustainable.

If you are currently playing on consoles, what does this mean for you? As of today, all purchases in the in-game store are disabled. Therefore, you will no longer be able to purchase Gems. However, you still will be able to use your Gems to purchase items until the full closure of the game.

On July 30, we will be closing the servers. After July 30, you will no longer be able to log into your account. Until then, you will be able to play the game with the current level of support.

We are grateful for the community that was built around the console version of Growtopia and we are sorry to close this chapter. We thank you, Growtopians, for your continued support over the last year and hope you enjoyed the journey as much as we did. Thank you!

Unfortunately there’s no migration process to bring your console account over to the PC or mobile versions so you’ll have to start over if you want to keep playing there. I’ve added the deadline date to the Watch List calendar and will have a game page up on the site soon. Thanks to Kaizuken for pointing out the news!

Two LEGO Lord of the Rings titles return on Steam

While the gaming headlines are abuzz with the first sightings of Daedalic Entertainment’s The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, another pair of Tolkienian titles are making a newsworthy return, at least around these parts. Both LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit returned to sale on Steam just over a week ago on April 24th.

Seemingly not a soul — not TT Games, not Warner Bros., not The Lego Group, and not even Daedalic, the current worldwide licensees of LotR — has said a word about the relistings but there they are, back again. Both games have been delisted before, most recently in January of 2019 when almost every version was taken offline.

Clearly there was some re-licensing behind the relistings and while they’ll only disappear again down the line, for now at least, they’re back. You can get either game on Steam while LEGO The Hobbit has also returned on PlayStation 4 so far. Thanks to HandMaskTar for pointing out the news!

Ziggurat brings more delisted classics back to sale

As promised just a month ago, publisher Ziggurat Interactive has made good on their plans to bring a slew of new-old PC games to Steam and GOG.com. Alongside debut releases like Purple Saturn Day and Fields of Glory are four previously delisted games making their return:

All of their pages on the site have been updated with relisting dates and links to Steam and GOG.com. I’m not sure how long it’ll last but as of right now Killing Time is available for free from ZOOM (no, not that Zoom) as well. Thanks to @Dimchkin for pointing out the news.