Japanese video game developer SEGA has announced it will pull the plug on some of the games from its active Android catalog that no longer meet its standards. The removal will happen in the next few weeks.
Games distributed through all the major app stores including the Apple App Store, Google Play, the Amazon App Store, and the Samsung App Store will be affected by the decision.
“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,” SEGA noted in its official blog post.
Although Sega did not specify which games it will be removing, the blog post did mention that some of the games might be published in updated form in the future.
For players those who have purchased those delisted games, they will still be able to download and play the titles, but these games might become incompatible with upcoming operating system updates.