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Heroes of the Storm development slowing but Blizzard promises "long-term" lifespan

A news announcement out of Blizzard on Thursday may not be the death knell for Heroes of the Storm but it’s a sign that the game’s most lively years may be behind it. Blizzard president J. Allen Brack and chief development officer Ray Gresko penned the post that outlines a change in direction for the development team and a promise of “long-term sustainability” despite the game’s retirement from the competitive eSports scene. The most relevant chunks of the announcement follow but you can read the full post here:

“We’re also at a point where we need to take some of our talented developers and bring their skills to other projects. As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to shift some developers from Heroes of the Storm to other teams, and we’re excited to see the passion, knowledge, and experience that they’ll bring to those projects.

Despite the change, Heroes of the Storm remains our love letter to Blizzard’s worlds and characters. We’ll continue actively supporting the game with new heroes, themed events, and other content that our community loves, though the cadence will change. Ultimately, we’re setting up the game for long-term sustainability.

We’ve also evaluated our plans around Heroes esports—after looking at all of our priorities and options in light of the change with the game, the Heroes Global Championship and Heroes of the Dorm will not return in 2019. This was another very difficult decision for us to make. The love that the community has for these programs is deeply felt by everyone who works on them, but we ultimately feel this is the right decision versus moving forward in a way that would not meet the standards that players and fans have come to expect.”

Fortunately, Blizzard owns the various properties featured in the game so it’s not likely it’ll be completely removed from sale anytime soon. But this seems like a fair warning that modes, content, and active players may be harder and harder to find over the next few years.

Digital Release:Xbox 360
September 08, 2015 (US)

PlayStation 4
July 26, 2016 (AU, EU, US)

Steam
July 26, 2016

Xbox One
July 28, 2016 (AU, EU, US)
Delisting:July 26, 2018
Developer:Raven Software
Publisher:Activision Blizzard
Available On:Retail
Links:Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 homepage [Archive]
Xbox.com page (Xbox 360, Xbox One)
PlayStation.com page (PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4)
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Activision shutting down Guitar Hero Live's 'GHTV' mode December 1st

It was one of the first Watch List posts I ever made on Delisted Games and sadly, it has finally come to pass. Guitar Hero Live’s innovative 24/7, always-on, music streaming “GHTV” mode will be shut down on December 1st, 2018. I’ve been expecting this news for years after Activision disbanded the developer, FreeStyle Games, but it was submitter supreme, GamerFirebird90, who first shared the news with the site. The official announcement which was made on June 1st on an Activision Support page follows:

We want to thank you for being valued fans and let you know that as of December 1, 2018, the GHTV mode within Guitar Hero Live will no longer be available to play. On that date, we will terminate the service for GHTV and servers will be shut down. Console versions of the GH Live mode will continue to operate as usual.

As of June 1, 2018, iOS versions of the Guitar Hero Live game for mobile will no longer be available for download via the app store. However, if you currently own the app and have it installed on your device, you can continue to play the GH Live mode on your installed device. Please note: if you update your iOS software, the app may no longer be supported.

Additionally, on June 1, 2018, all GHTV in-game purchases will be turned off. Players can continue to use their Hero Cash and items on hand until the GHTV sunset date of December 1, 2018.

Thank you for playing GHTV, and head to GH Live mode on console to continue to play.

I will definitely be recording video of my last few months with GHTV but I’m not sure where I can post it. Since licensed songs and music videos are constantly playing, I’m sure YouTube would strike any uploads from my channel immediately. Twitch is a possibility as well but whatever I wind up doing I’ll post about it here (in advance too, if it turns out to be a live stream). In the meantime I’ll have the deadline date added to the Watch List calendar and get a page ready for the site.

tonyhawksps5Digital Release:PlayStation 4
September 29, 2015 (US)
October 02, 2015 (AU, EU)

Xbox One
September 29, 2015 (AU, US)
October 02, 2015 (EU)

PlayStation 3
December 15, 2015 (AU, EU, US)

Xbox 360
December 15, 2015 (AU, EU, US)

Delisting (approx):February 2018
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 (US)
Developer:Robomodo
Publisher:Activision Blizzard
Available On:Digital
PlayStation 3 (AU, EU)
Xbox 360 (AU, EU, US)
Xbox One (AU, EU, US)

Retail
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Links:Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 homepage
PlayStation.com page

transformers-rotdsDigital Release:Steam
June 24, 2014

PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
June 24, 2014 (AU, EU, US)
August 28, 2014 (JP)

Xbox 360
June 24, 2014 (US)

Xbox One
June 25, 2014 (US)
June 27, 2014 (AU, EU)

Nintendo Wii U
October 30, 2014 (US)
December 25, 2014 (EU)
Delistings:December 21, 2017 (Steam, PlayStation)
December 31, 2017 (Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U)
Developer:Edge of Reality
Publisher:Activision Blizzard
Available On:Retail:
PC
Wii U
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Links:SteamDB page
PlayStation.com page
Nintendo.com page
Xbox.com page


transformers-focDigital Release:Steam
August 20, 2012

PlayStation 3
August 21, 2012 (AU, EU, US)

Xbox 360
November 27, 2012 (AU, EU, US)

PlayStation 4
August 09, 2016 (AU, EU, US)

Xbox One
August 09, 2016 (AU, EU, US)
Delistings:December 21, 2017 (Steam, PlayStation)
December 31, 2017 (Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Developer:High Moon Studios
Publisher:Activision Blizzard
Available On:Retail:
PC
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Links:Fall of Cybertron homepage
SteamDB page
PlayStation.com page
Xbox.com page