Yesterday, SEGA announced some plans to remove some games from its active Android catalog. However there isn’t a list of the games that will be affected. SEGA says the removals will happen over the next few weeks.
SEGA explains that a number of older games it has published in the past no longer meet its standards. Rather than update them or work on a revamped version, the company will be shutting them down. This includes listings in Google Play and the Amazon Appstore (and iOS, in case you were wondering).
The blog post makes it clear the games aren’t being completely pulled from Google’s servers. They’re really just being de-listed, which means if you’ve previously bought a game that SEGA ends up dumping, it will still be accessible to you.
According to a SEGA press release:
A number of titles in our mobile catalog date back to the earliest iterations of devices. Mobile gameplay along with technological advancements have given players high expectations for what they should expect. Therefore it is in the best interest of players that we are investigating in our games and will remove the titles that no longer fit the mark we aim to reach. The on-going focus of our mobile games business is to treat our legacy IP with the utmost care, while also creating new titles that appeal to the modern mobile audience.