Minecraft: story mode games to be removed from stores, may be inaccessible afterwards

It’s been more than six months since Telltale Games has closed its doors, and its effects are still being felt. Both Minecraft: story mode the adventure games that Telltale developed based on Microsoft’s sandbox giant are the latest casualties.

An announcement posted on Minecraft.net today confirmed Minecraft: Story Mode – A series of revealing games, Seasons 1 and 2 will drop from almost all platforms on June 25. The named platforms were:

  • MicrosoftWindows
  • macOS
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • playstation vita
  • nintendo switch
  • Wii U
  • android
  • iOS

Alarmingly, the wording of the message suggests that even those who own the games will not be able to download them after the delisting process, with the announcement repeatedly urging players to download the episodes before they are discontinued. Those hoping to grab physical copies will also be out of luck, as they only carry Episode 1 and require players to download the rest.

It’s unclear how this new development will affect the Steam versions of the games, as they are still playable by owners even though they haven’t been purchasable since last year. Usually, Steam games remain attached to user accounts even when deleted from the store.

However, the delisting announcement does not mention Netflix, where the first five episodes of Season 1 exist. as a streamable game.