Delisting. It might just be the scariest term a digital game developer can hear.
A digital game can be delisted for a number of reasons, including poor sales, license expiration, copyright issues, and company closures. But whatever the reason, it means the game gets pulled and is no longer available.
When this happens to a game on the PC, pirated versions can always be found, keeping the game alive. But when it happens on Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, there’s no way to get it again. That game is gone for good. This can lead to truly fantastic games going M.I.A., never to be seen again.