Microsoft is removing these classic Xbox games from sale as soon as next week

What you need to know

  • Xbox recently issued a bulletin on its Xbox Live status page noting that some Xbox 360 games will be removed from digital storefronts on February 7, 2023.
  • Some of these games do not have proper store listings on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, despite being backward compatible.
  • It shouldn’t affect users who already own these titles.
  • It remains to be seen how this update could impact store listings on modern Xbox consoles with backward compatibility, and we’ve reached out to Microsoft to clarify.

The DRM debate rages on, with Microsoft gearing up to remove a range of classic games from sale as early as next week.

Wario64 and other users on reddit and Twitter noticed a service update on Xbox Live, explaining that on February 7th, Microsoft will remove dozens of games from various markets. Doubtless this revolves around things like expiring licenses, but what is unclear is how this could impact Xbox 360 backward compatibility on modern Xbox consoles.

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