Several titles among the departed are Lord of the Rings-related which suggests that some rights may have expired. It should be noted, though, that some Middle-Earth games like Shadow of War are still very much still up for digital purchase on Xbox One.
The delisted games are Dad Beat Dads, Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, LEGO The Hobbit, Monster Jam: Crush It!, MotoGP 15, NBA 2K17, Valentino Rossi: The Game, Guardians of Middle-earth, Monster Jam Battlegrounds, LEGO The Lord of the Rings, MotoGP 14, MotoGP 15 (Xbox 360 only), MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship, MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame, NBA 2K17 (Xbox 360 only), Overlord, and The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.
Interestingly, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z and Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection have been relisted for the Xbox 360.
A game being delisted simply means that they can no longer be bought digitally from an online storefront but they can still be played if they're already downloaded or if the physical disk is used.
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