So, there's a game called Pandemic, and it's been trucking along for four years or so, receiving regular updates from developer Asmodee. It was even in Xbox Game Pass for a while, before leaving the service earlier this month. However, it looks like it'll be leaving more than Game Pass pretty soon.
According to a Reddit post, the developer was contacted about the game's removal from Steam, the iOS App Store and Google Play. In short, the developer has had to remove the game "for a multitude of reasons that we cannot disclose."
It doesn't stop there. According to the same developer response, the Microsoft version (that'll be on PC and Xbox) will be delisted on January 31st, with the Nintendo Switch version to follow by the end of July 2022.
"For now, only PC, App Store & Google Play has been removed. Microsoft version will follow Jan 31th 2022 and then Nintendo Switch by the end of July 2022."
This all comes from a supposed customer support email from the developer, but there's no reason to believe it's not true. The game's removal from Game Pass doesn't mean much, but the fact that it's no longer purchasable on Steam means something is up.
We'd hazard a guess that the game's name isn't doing it any favours in 2022, along with the content of the game itself. Still, it's unfortunate to see a developer's hard work get removed.
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