As spotted by TA, #WarGames, Ghostbusters, and Tetris Ultimate have been removed from the Xbox One storefront. This means that the digital versions will no longer be purchasable on Xbox One consoles but will still work if they are already installed or a physical disk version is present. Those who had previously purchased them should still be able to download them as well.
Unfortunately, #WarGames and Tetris Ultimate are only available digitally on Xbox One so it looks as if this could be the end of both titles for the majority of players who haven’t bought them.
The Xbox 360 games, Le Tour de France 2009, Le Tour de France 2011, Le Tour de France 2012, Le Tour de France 2013 – 100th Edition, and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes have also had their digital versions removed. Fortunately, disk versions of Le Tour de France 2011 through 2013 are available.
The removal of digital video games from online storefronts isn’t a new phenomenon and is often the result of expiring brand licences. One recent example of this was the removal of several Lord of the Rings-related video games in early-2019.
This remains one of the biggest issues many have with the transition to digital content. If rights aren’t extended, whole video games can be lost forever.
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