Age of Booty

Age of Booty

Digital ReleaseXbox 360
October 15, 2008 (AU, EU, NA)

PlayStation 3
October 16, 2008 (NA)
November 27, 2008 (EU)

March 09, 2009
DelistingSeptember 23, 2015 – Steam
Late September 2015 – PlayStation 3
March 27, 2024 – Xbox 360
DeveloperCertain Affinity
Available OnNone
LinksAge of Booty homepage page
SteamDB page


Age of Booty was delisted from Steam on September 23rd, 2015. The PlayStation 3 version was presumably removed around this time as well. Previous to the delistings, in May of 2014, the game’s online multiplayer modes were removed when the GameSpy services were shut down. A post by Minish Capcom on the Capcom-Unity forums on May 12th, 2014 announced the news alongside other affected titles:

Age of Booty (All versions): Unfortunately there are no plans to update or migrate this title to a new service. It’s been a great ride (2008/09-2014) and we thank everyone who sailed these seas. You can of course still play the game’s single-player mode.

Capcom-Unity Announcement – May 12th, 2014

At this point the game was still available to purchase on Steam but its page displayed the note, “Due to the GameSpy service shutdown, the Age of Booty currently only supports single player campaign mode”. Then, on August 24th, 2015, a post was made to the game’s Steam Community forums to announce that Age of Booty was being removed from sale entirely:

“Hello, all. As we previously announced over on Capcom Unity[], unfortunately there are no plans to update or migrate Age of Booty to a new matchmaking system following the shutdown of the Gamespy service. For those who already own the game, as has been the case, the single player campaign will still be accessible since that portion is unaffected by the shutdown. However, after some consideration, we have determined that since any new users will not be getting the full game experience, we have decided to remove Age of Booty for purchase from Steam in 30 days [09/23/15].”

Steam Forum Post – August 24th, 2015

The game remained available on Xbox 360 and as a backward compatible title for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S until March 27th, 2024. On March 21st, 2024 Capcom announced on Twitter that the game would be leaving the Xbox Games Store on March 28th, reiterating earlier statements that anyone who purchased the game would still be able to play it. The Xbox store descriptions for the game were later amended with the notice “This game will be delisted on March 27, 2024, at 6:00pm PDT.”

No similar announcements were made for other Xbox 360 era titles from Capcom as of late March 2024, suggesting that this delisting is specifically related to Age of Booty.

About the Game

Be a pirate! Fight for fortune and infamy in Certain Affinity and Capcom’s game of strategy and explosive action that’s fun for all ages. Outfit your ship and raise havoc on shimmering seas in lush 3D landscapes. Hone your skills in solo-play missions and fight with friends in up to 4-player split-screen mode – take on computer opponents or play online with up to 8 players over Xbox LIVE or System Link. Explore 25 multiplayer maps, free downloadable maps, and unleash your inner cartographer with a robust, easy-to-use map editor. Share your creations for even more multiplayer mayhem, then plunder your way to victory!