Recent Xbox LIVE Games Removed Because of Expiring Licenses

Last week we found out that a few Xbox LIVE games (Fast & Furious, Star Wars: Cantina/Hoth) were removed mysteriously from the Windows Phone Marketplace without any reason as to why. We might have and answer as a tweet from @KarlStricker, a Microsoft employee who works on Xbox LIVE mobile gaming, notes that the games were removed because of an expiring game license. Here’s the tweet:

Fast & Furious, Star Wars: Cantina/Hoth were removed from the marketplace per request of the publishers as the game’s licenses had expired.

This is disturbing as the platform should be increasing in titles and not decreasing, but maybe they’ll renew the license and repost them with updates and fixes, especially in the case of Fast & Furious. Some users tweeted back at Karl to find out about users who’ve purchased the games and have had to do a hard reset or have a new device. Stay Tuned…


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