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.
UPDATE 06/30/20: After approximately one week, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition returned to sale on PlayStation 4 today in all affected regions. It’s unclear if any of the licensed content we mentioned previously has been altered, but the game is once again available. We made a quick check on PC and Xbox, and the game remains available on those platforms as well.
PSNProfiles forum members noticed last week that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, the 2014 repackaging of the previous year’s Tomb Raider reboot, had disappeared from the PlayStation Store. Digging into it this weekend, here’s a quick recap of where this peculiar situation stands.
So far, only the PlayStation 4 versions of the game have been delisted, and it’s only been removed from Western regions (Australia, Europe, North America). It is currently only available on PlayStation 4 in Asian territories including Hong Kong and Japan but it’s still out there worldwide on Xbox One. Equally odd is that neither the original PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions have gone away.
So what gives? The best I can figure is that the Definitive Edition releases included some extra content that may have had separate licensing terms. From Square’s own product description, that includes the “digital versions of the Dark Horse comic, Brady Games mini-art book and the Final Hours developer videos (from Geoff Keighley and Spike TV)”.
It’s possible we’re in the middle of a rolling delisting and that the Xbox One versions as well as the Asian releases on PlayStation 4 will disappear once their regional content teams get up to speed. However, it’s also possible that Square Enix is working to restore the Definitive Editions with a renewed license from all parties involved. Ironically, it’s equally possible they’ll come back without the bonus content, making them decidedly less definitive packages.
I’ll keep checking the store pages this coming week to see if anything changes and get the game on the site after that. Thanks to @Dinahfan1Luid77 for linking to PSNProfiles’ discussion and pointing out this curious situation.
There’s not a lot to say here besides, hey, Tales of Monkey Island is back on sale! The game returned to Steam on June 25th and on GOG.com right around the same time. Like other Telltale Games titles that have recently returned, Monkey Island is now published by Athlon Games with the developer listed as LCG Entertainment.
On Steam, the game is now only available as a package which includes all five episodes that were originally sold separately back in 2009. The same is true for GOG.com but I don’t think it was ever released episodically on the good ol’ games service. Sorry console fans, I wouldn’t hold out hope for the game returning on PlayStation 3.
The game’s page on the site has been updated to reflect the relisting.
I get a lot of comments on my original Xbox 360 GamerPics tour video from 2018. The tiny avatar icons have somewhat fallen out of favor on the newer consoles but the love for these pics is clearly still strong. Usually someone will say “hey, at 0:19 what’s the one in the third row?” and I’ll try my best to remember where this tabby cat in a red bowtie came from. Typically, I’m a little stumped. I used to download anything that said “Free” on it whether I liked the imagery or not, so there are plenty I can’t put a name to.
Fortunately there’s a newer site I just found that’s proving to be a great help in identifying my GamerPics: https://www.gamer-pics.wrecord.com. I’m not sure who is running the site but according to their stats you can currently find 23,587 GamerPics pulled from 1.2 million player profiles. You can sign into the site with your own Xbox account but I’m a bit wary of it myself.
To show off the site and how you can browse that collection of pics I recorded a new video that you can watch above. If you still can’t pinpoint a specific pic on your own just comment and I’ll see if I can help. Thanks for checking it out.
I missed this news back in April but there’s still about two weeks left for anyone interested. Publisher Games in Flames announced on April 6th that they would be shutting down the English versions of the free-to-play, PlayStation 4 brawler Knights of Valour on July 6th, 2020.
As the dust thins out over the battlefields, the sun comes through the cloudy skies and the sounds of battle fall silent. We can say we have arrived at a point of peace and harmony. But we did not achieve this alone, also not with the help of the dragon god but with the power of each individual Knight of Valour.
Still with this, we sadly have to announce that this is the end of our journey. The Knights of Valour servers will be closed at the 6th of July 2020 as our contract with the developer comes to an end. We want to say that it was a real pleasure to be the publisher of Knights of Valour and watch over this lovely community for as long as we could. Until the final day we want to provide therefore a last thank you to all players. For their support, loyalty and critic towards the game and us.
In the last 90 days it won’t be possible to purchase from the PS Store anymore. But to give players, who still have savings on Goshiki Stones or who want this last milestone for their character reached, a chance to fulfill their wishes, we’ll offer over the whole period events (most of which starting 8th of April) and significant discounts up to 90% in all ingame shops, event stage entry fees and the dragon wishes.
What you can expect: – Costs per Wish is reduced by 90% – Silver wish offers now which each 10+1 wish 2 Goshiki Stones – Gold wish contains exclusively mercenaries. – Times of free and paid entries of events are increased. – Entry fees are reduced drastically. – Hua Xiong’s Anger and Guardian of the Magic Circle Events – Exchange shop offers Shatters and rare Materials with huge discounts. – Skin Package Event with no longer obtainable skins over the course of last month – and more…
We hope you all can enjoy this last offering and find some needed distraction through these troublesome times. Again, thank you so much for being a great community.
Your Knights of Valour Team
The original Asian releases of the game were delisted back in 2019 but Games in Flames has kept things up and running for the Western world. Unlike many titles about to be shut down, you can still grab Knights of Valour and rack up a few free Trophies before it’s gone for good on July 6th.
The game was fascinating enough for me to check out back in 2017 as it’s the eleventh entry in a long-running series of Taiwanese arcade titles loosely based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel (the same source material behind Dynasty Warriors). It’s got some fun mechanics during the actual fights but it was too heavy on the grinding and micro-transactions to stick with for long.
I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and hope to record some final footage before it’s gone for good.
Want to secure a sure-to-be-delisted title for yourself, for free? Grab ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition’ before June 25th on Steam, PlayStation 4, or Xbox 360. It’s one of WB Games’ goodwill offerings during the Covid-19 pandemic to #playathome and only available for free between June 19th and the 25th.
I can’t see them using the game to garner some goodwill and then immediately delisting it on the 26th, but as a licensed title overflowing with copyrighted content, you just know that one day this game is going to get pulled. Might as well grab all three versions for yourself while you’ve got the chance. Thanks to FallenRyan for pointing out the news!