Minecraft: Story Mode is about to be delisted, so you’d all better download every episode right now!
As you may have already heard, Telltale Games is no more. The studio that brought back the narrative adventure game with titles like The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands has gone the way of the dodo due to some pretty awful financial mismanagement and a management team that vastly overestimated the size of its core audience.
You can read up on all the gory details on some of our earlier coverage. Suffice to say, the company is gone, and it ain’t coming back.
Which is a problem for nearly every game they’ve ever made. Since Telltale licensed the intellectual property for pretty much everything, those licenses eventually expire. And when there’s no company left to renew those licenses, Telltale’s games get pulled from digital storefronts.
The weekend before, we saw Telltale classics like The Wolf Among Us, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, Sam and Max, as well as Tales from the Borderlands, get pulled off digital store shelves. Now it’s Minecraft’s turn.
Telltale performed their narrative magic on Microsoft’s Minecraft series in Minecraft: Story Mode, which had two mildly successful seasons. Although Telltale ended them on slight cliffhangers to leave room for yet more sequels, you can definitely take that hope out back and shoot it in the head. Especially given the statement that was just released on the official Minecraft website:
“On behalf of the publisher, Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series, Season 1 and 2 will no longer be supported on June 25th, 2019. If you have purchased these seasons, please download all remaining episodes prior to the service being discontinued in June."
If you’ve never purchased Minecraft: Story Mode, you have plenty of platforms to choose from including Windows PC, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android, or iOS. You’ve got until June 25th to download all the Minecraft: Story Mode you can, because after that it’ll be gone forever.