Another week passes and another game meets its maker. This time, it is Street Trace: New York City
that has been removed from the Xbox LIVE Games Store, never to be purchased again. We're not sure at which point the game was removed this week, but players can still download the game's demo, two gamer picture sets and two dashboard themes to remind them of the racing glory of which they may have missed out.
We're also not sure of the exact reason why the game was removed, although developer Gaia Industries has been inactive since 2010 and their last project was cancelled. The game is most likely to be a victim of Microsoft's policy to remove games that are over six months old, have a Metacritic score below 65% (this game has a score of 44%), and have a sales conversion rate below 6%; this means that the number of people who download the demo before purchasing the title is fairly low, which isn't that surprising for a title that is nearly seven years old.
The good news is that there has been no more Windows Phone or Windows 8 delistings this week, so all of those games live to fight another day.