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Microsoft just announced the following games will be delisted for purchase next February 7th:

  • PAL territories:
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed® III
Assassin's Creed® IV
Assassin's Creed® Liberation HD
Blood of the Werewolf
Blue Dragon
Breakdown
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Castle Crashers
Cloning Clyde
Counter-Strike: GO
Dark Souls™
Darksiders II
DAYTONA USA
Defense Grid
Eets: Chowdown
Far Cry® 2
Final Fight: DblImpact
Iron Brigade
Jet Set Radio
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
LIMBO
Lost Odyssey
Mass Effect 2
MONOPOLY DEAL
Mutant Blobs Attack
N+
Outpost Kaloki X
Peggle ® 2
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Prince of Persia
R.U.S.E.
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Skate 2
South Park™: The Stick of Truth™
Spelunky
SplinterCellConviction
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars KOTOR 2
The Orange Box
The Raven Episode
  • NTSC-U:
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Blue Dragon
Borderlands (JP)
Breakdown
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Castle Crashers
Cloning Clyde
Counter-Strike: GO
Darksiders II
DAYTONA USA
Defense Grid
Eets: Chowdown
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Grabbed by the Ghoulies™
Iron Brigade
Jet Set Radio
LIMBO
Lost Odyssey
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect 2 (JP)
N+
Outpost Kaloki X
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Skate 2
Spelunky
Star Wars KOTOR 2
  • Asia:
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Blue Dragon
Borderlands (JP)
Breakdown
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Castle Crashers
Cloning Clyde
Counter-Strike: GO
Darksiders II
DAYTONA USA
Defense Grid
Eets: Chowdown
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Grabbed by the Ghoulies™
Iron Brigade
Jet Set Radio
LIMBO
Lost Odyssey
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect 2 (JP)
N+
Outpost Kaloki X
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Skate 2
Spelunky
Star Wars KOTOR 2
  • Africa and Middle East:
MONOPOLY DEAL
The Walking Dead: Season Two
Warlords

Some regional variances may occur from country to country, check the source for that. Considering some Xbox consoles like the Series S is digital only, this means a loss of many titles to many players.

On a personal note, I urge to check out Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, both 360 Exclusives, playable on Xbox One and Enchanced in X and Series, true spiritual successors to the first 11 Final Fantasys by the series creator.

 
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lost odyssey and blue dragon will still be available after feb 7th since theyre available on the modern xbox store as well. some notable backwards compatible games that WILL disappear though are daytona usa, skate 2, jet set radio and the valve games incl the orange box
 

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lost odyssey and blue dragon will still be available after feb 7th since theyre available on the modern xbox store as well. some notable backwards compatible games that WILL disappear though are daytona usa, skate 2, jet set radio and the valve games incl the orange box
Is there confirmation that things will not be removed from the XBox One side of the store?
 

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Those are some curious ones. I understand (even if I laugh at) ones with various licensed music, names, cars and whatever but most of those are fairly banal on that front, several quite good and even representative of an era titles.

Another one in the I told you all this would happen camp I guess.
 
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kinda indirect by saying only the 360 store is affected
I hope so, but also might mean they are all 360 games.

Those are some curious ones. I understand (even if I laugh at) ones with various licensed music, names, cars and whatever but most of those are fairly banal on that front, several quite good and even representative of an era titles.

Another one in the I told you all this would happen camp I guess.

My theory is that sales fell below server maintenance cost. Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are all Microsoft IPs but they are 3 and 4 discs each.

Ugh, Microsoft being Microsoft as usual. This is why physical games are the best.

I mean if you own them digitally, you'll still be able to download them. Between the life expectancy of a disc and the hosting service, don't know what would more. So far, while there isn't legislation on it (that there should), companies seem to abide to the standard that is "if you bought you get to download it while we exist". Steam been around for 20 years, some discs have rotten in that time frame. The timeframe to buy them I usually much bigger in digital. Some games stay up in shelves for a few years at most and over a decade digitally.
 
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Well out of all of those games the only ones I really care about are Daytona USA and Ghoulies. I would definitely urge people to pick up Daytona USA as its the definitive version of the game and it has not been ported to anywhere else. I think Ghoulies is on Rare Replay but I dont own an Xbox One or Series X.
 
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Well out of all of those games the only ones I really care about are Daytona USA and Ghoulies. I would definitely urge people to pick up Daytona USA as its the definitive version of the game and it has not been ported to anywhere else. I think Ghoulies is on Rare Replay but I dont own an Xbox One or Series X.

Daytona is in the XBox One store but says "you can't buy it separately". Separately from what?
 

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