Why is the Pandemic digital game no longer available on Steam?

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The digital version of the board game Pandemic disappeared from Steam after being quietly delisted on January 6. And it will be removed from other digital storefronts throughout the year. His the publisher, Asmodee, has not yet explained why beyond a vague statement that the game is being removed for a “multitude of reasons that [it] cannot disclose.

As spotted by Gamer on PC, Pandemic was pulled from Steam on January 6 without warning or warning. On Steam, the game’s store page says it’s been removed”At the request of the publisher.“It also appears to be removed from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. If you’ve already purchased the game, you can still install and play it on Steam and mobile, but Pandemic can no longer be purchased by new customers.

A Reddit the user sent an email to the publisher Asmodee regarding the removal of the game and received a message reportedly confirmed that it had indeed been pulled from Steam and was going to be removed from other platforms as well.

“First of all, we would like to thank you and all the Pandemic players for your loyalty and long-term support. Unfortunately, we take the Pandemic application out of stores. We have worked hard for 4 years on Pandemic and removing it from stores was not an easy choice. This decision was made with a heavy heart for a multitude of reasons that we cannot disclose.

For now, only PC, App Store and Google Play have been removed. The Microsoft version will follow on January 31, 2022, then Nintendo Switch by the end of July 2022.”

Kotaku contacted Asmodee about Pandemic and why it was removed from Steam and mobile stores.

Looking at the company’s website, it appears that any mention of Pandemic was removed from it. As pointed out Gamer on PC, using the return machine you can see that around December last year the game was removed from the publisher’s site.

There is a version that seems, at least for now, to be immune to radiation. Safer board game arena, a site owned by Asmodee, you can still play the digital version of Pandemic for free with other players. But it is possible that this version will also be removed from the list at some point in the near future for “reasons”.

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