Last month, we brought news of eight XBLA and six Games on Demand delists
from the Microsoft Store. With the increasing age of some of these titles and expiring license agreements, we decided to run a regular monthly check to let you know of any content that was removed from the marketplace. The bad news is that January did indeed bring along four XBLA delists, two Xbox One delists and six Games on Demand delists between North America and Europe. The good news is that two XBLA titles have returned to the marketplace and are available for purchase again.
We'll begin with the list of removed XBLA titles. You will no longer be able to purchase the full title, but if you have already purchased them, they should still be listed in your download history for you to download from there.
As well as the XBLA titles, several Games on Demand have also been removed from the Marketplace. Of course, with the exception of Forza
, all of the games on the list below were also released on disc. If you missed out on these and still want to play them, you'll need to find a disc copy going forward, although Forza
is now gone forever. While the full games may have disappeared, the DLC is still available for purchase for those games that are marked with **.
The Xbox One was not immune to this month's cull either. Two titles have been removed from the marketplace. Seeing as both of these were only released digitally, you will no longer be able to purchase them if you haven't already.
In better news, if you missed out on the two following XBLA titles then you're in luck. Previously delisted, the content has returned to the Marketplace.
I would say we'll be back in March with the next round of delists, but we're all secretly hoping that we won't have to do that. However, if we get advance warning of any future delists, we'll be sure to let you know before they happen.