News on upcoming delistings, server shutdowns, and studio closures. Anything that might signify an upcoming delisting will be posted here and may serve as a tentative page for a game until it is officially taken offline. This “platform” also covers any site news or happenings within the Delisted community.
It’s that time of year again, time for Turn 10 and Microsoft to announce the “End of Life” for another Forza title. This time it’s Forza Motorsport 6, released on Xbox One in 2015 and transmogrified into the free-to-play PC release, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex a year later.
In a kindly gesture, the game is included in August’s Games With Gold program so anyone with a Gold membership can lock it up in their library right now. There’s also an insane deal on a DLC bundle that includes all of the extra content for the game at just $5.00. The deal runs through this weekend only so grab the package while you can because the bad news is coming:
“Forza Motorsport 6 will enter “End of Life” status on September 15. This means that the game and its associated add-on content (including car packs and expansions) will no longer be available for purchase. Players who own Forza 6 before that date will still be able to download and play the game and its associated add-on content as normal but the game and add-on content will no longer be available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace.”
It’s unclear so far if Forza Motorsport 6: Apex on PC is also being removed this year. I’ll keep digging for confirmation on that one and get the proper Forza 6 added to the Watch List calendar.
With pre-orders opening up last week for the September 10th release of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series, we’ve already been asked a few times about what’s on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One discs. Skybound has been talking up the collection for a few months now which will include all 4 Seasons, the 400 Days DLC, and The Walking Dead: Michonne, along with new visuals, a comic-inspired Black & White option, and over 10 hours of behind-the-scenes content.
That’s a fantastic anthology, but what’s inside the box? You may remember that the original versions from Telltale saw several retail releases, many of which only contained a single episode and simply added the season to your download history. That means that if you go out today and pick up any of the existing games on disc you’re more than likely going to be disappointed… and missing out on most of the story.
So I reached out yesterday to Skybound in hopes of getting clarification and I’ve got good news to report! According to the rep I spoke with all of that content will be on the disc making the Telltale Definitive Series quite literally that; the most definitive way to make sure you can play the entire series for years and years to come.
You can pre-order the physical console editions through Amazon, GameStop, GAME, or direct from Skybound now. And if you’re ok with the digital releases you can pre-order them from any console marketplace, the Epic Game Store, or the Microsoft Store. One note on the Nintendo Switch: there won’t be a physical release or a Definitive bundle but updated versions of seasons 2 and 3 with extra content will launch on the eShop to accompany what’s already there.
There have been quite a few submissions and tweets coming to the site about apps and online services that are winding down between now and the end of the year. I’m still swamped with submissions to research and write so in order to get the news out there as soon as possible I thought I’d do a Retirement Roundup of these services, features, and games. Read On!
LAST UPDATED: August 16, 2019 Added: NBA Live 14, Dragon’s Dogma Online
Thanks to everyone on Twitter and Reset Era that pointed this one out earlier today, this was super short notice! Capcom Unity’s Kellen has the full details below on this unfortunate delisting that was just announced today:
Heads up, everyone; DuckTales: Remastered is leaving digital storefronts in a duck-blur, and will no longer be available for purchase beginning August 8th, 2019. If you’ve already purchased it in the past or if you buy it before the dates and times below, you’ll still be able to access and play the game.
Pogo jump your way into Scrooge’s Money Bin while you can! DuckTales: Remastered is getting a farewell price drop for 75% off on most platforms before it gets removed for purchase.
The game will be digitally available on the following platforms until:
– Wii U – August 9, 4:59 PM PDT – PlayStation 3 – August 9, 8AM PDT – Xbox 360, Xbox One (via Backwards Compatibility) – August 8, 5 PM PDT – Steam (PC) – 4:59 PM PDT
Disc-based versions of the game will install and play normally, and if you’ve already bought the game digitally, you’ll still be able to re-download it even after it’s removed, too. The times above are approximate, so please don’t wait until the last minute if you want to purchase the game digitally while it’s still available. So, get out there and solve a mystery, or re-write history!
If you’re on the hunt for a physical copy of the game, you can grab it on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii U through Amazon and throw us a few affiliate pennies in the process. You can also grab it on Steam or Xbox 360 for $3.74 right now, and you may already own it on PlayStation 3; it was free for PlayStation Plus subscribers back in 2015. Check your download history.
As for the reason behind the delisting, well, I think we can all guess at this one: Expired Licensing! It’s most likely that Capcom or WayForward’s rights to the DuckTales property has expired and no one is willing or able to renew. It’s also possible that the game is being delisted ahead of a new DuckTales effort from Disney.
I’ll add the date to the Watch List calendar and get a page on the site soon.
Just a quick FYI that Sony has put much of the Driveclub franchise on sale ahead of its removal from the PlayStation Store on August 31st. All three main entries in the series — Driveclub, Driveclub VR, and Driveclub Bikes — are on sale at up to 50% off in North America and there’s a bunch of free DLC cars, skins, and themes to grab as well. For some reason,Sony Australia and Europe didn’t see fit to discount the Bikes expansion but the original game and Driveclub VR are still on sale in those regions.
Although you’ll only be able to buy the games for about a month, Sony has promised to keep the servers and online features up and running through March 2020. That gives racing fans and Trophy hunters just over eight months to play the full Driveclub experience before it’s gone forever.
You can read more about how we got to this point on any of the Driveclubpages on the site. Thanks again to our friend FallenRyan for pointing out the discounts!