Three Xbox LIVE games vanished from the WP7 platform recently without any prior warning. The games in question were Fast and the Furious: Adrenaline (WP)
, Star Wars: Battle for Hoth (WP)
and Star Wars: Cantina (WP)
After a period of puzzlement, Microsoft's Karl Stricker stepped in via Twitter
with an official statement on the matter:
Fast & Furious, Star Wars: Cantina/Hoth were removed from the marketplace per request of the publishers as the game’s licenses had expired.
So what does this mean for WP7 gamers? Well, if you already had any of these titles downloaded, then there's no problem; you can continue to play the games as normal. If, however, you were planning to pick them up at some point in the future, you will no longer be able to. There's no word on these titles revisiting Xbox LIVE on WP7 any time soon.