UPDATE: A Microsoft spokesperson has told Gematsu that the delistings will affect the Xbox 360 Marketplace only and that any purchaseable title current on the Xbox One and Series store will remain. Full quote and source below:
“Beginning on February 7, 2023, a limited set of games, add-ons, and in-game content will no longer be purchasable in select markets via the Xbox 360 Store,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Gematsu. “These titles will no longer be purchasable on the Xbox 360 Store only, and titles that are available to be purchased on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Stores will remain purchasable. You will still be able to play discs or previously downloaded games on your Xbox 360 and modern consoles if they are backwards compatible titles. For more information on the games impacted in your region, visit here.”Via Gematsu
ORIGINAL STORY: Xbox Support has issued a notice for the Xbox 360 marketplace regarding several game delistings across all supported Live regions. This includes a number of titles from Assassin’s Creed, some Star Wars, DAYTONA, Jet Set Radio, and more. And while this update is regarding the Xbox 360 store, it will very likely also impact availability on the Xbox One and Series storefront, so it’s a good idea to look through the list(s) and buy anything you’ve been holding off.
The delistings will occur on the 7th of February, 2023. You can click here to go to the Xbox Support page regarding the removals.
USA list of possible removals:
Note: RUSE has been delisted in the USA for a while last time I checked. Thankfully I have that game on disc.
I think it’s unlikely that these titles will be delisted from the new store as well-- if they were, it would have said that instead of specifying the 360 Marketplace.
HOWEVER-- not all of the games on the list are available on the new version of the store, even though they’re BC. Games like Left 4 Dead, Orange Box, and Daytona USA.
Those are the ones that people need to buy now if they want to own them, because unless something changes, once they’re off the 360 Marketplace there will be nowhere else to get them.
Do you need a 360 to buy from the 360 Marketplace or can you do so online?
You can do so online.
as an example
Why even are there games that are only available on the old store? Why havn’t they all been enabled to be on the new store like LO and Blue Dragon for example
I’ve wondered that for a long time!
It seems like it could be a weird rights issue, since it affects several Valve games that were all available on the old store only.
But then you had the Assassin’s Creed series, which were all available on the new store except for Brotherhood, which was only on the old store. So who knows!
Yeah it’s a bit weird
Thankfully pretty much all the ones I care about on the list I already have
Ethan Gach just tweeted that a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that this only affects the old Xbox 360 Marketplace. Nothing is being delisted from the modern storefront.
Which… is exactly what the notice already said, but I guess it’s nice to have some extra confirmation.
Yep Gematsu confirms it too
Some good games on that list. I have to buy Splinter Cell Conviction this Friday along with Deniable Ops expansion. Love that game!!!
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