SEGA will remove a “certain amount” of mobile games from their iOS, Google Play Store, and Amazon store catalog in the upcoming days. It hasn’t been clear which titles will be removed from the list but at least they stated that previous purchases will still have the game and still be able for re-downloads.
In the past SEGA has removed other games like After Burner Climax from console digital downloads and other mobile games like JSR. Let’s hope they release a list of the affected games in the upcoming days.
The SEGA Blog statement is the following:
[via SEGA Blog]
At SEGA we are committed to making fun, high-quality mobile games and it is with our fans’ best playing experience in mind that we announce the removal of a number of games from our back catalogue. It is important for us to ensure that all of our fans, regardless of platform or operating system, have a great playing experience and after evaluating our complete list of titles, we have determined that a number of them no longer meet our standards. As a result, we will be removing these titles from the App Store for Apple devices, the Google Play Store, the Samsung App Store and the Amazon App Store over the next few weeks. While we have nothing to announce at this time, given the right situation, these titles may return in an updated form.
If you have already purchased a game that is being removed from the store you will be able to continue to play it after it’s been taken down. It will remain in your purchased apps where you will be able to download it again if you delete it or acquire a new device until the game becomes incompatible with the latest phone operating systems or hardware.
Thank you to all our customers for sharing what they love about our games and helping us to continue to improve everything we make.