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Castle of Illusion to be delisted Sept. 2, added to Xbox One BC list

It appears like its developer, SEGA Studios Australia, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will soon be put out to pasture and delisted from various digital storefronts on Sept. 2, according to Game Informer.

While we don’t know the official reasoning for this delisting, it’s likely due to SEGA’s licensing agreement with Disney expiring, as the game was originally released three years ago, on Sept. 3, 2013, on the PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, with subsequent releases on Xbox 360, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and OS X.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first SEGA game that has been delisted in recent years due to expiring licenses, as it had to delist OutRun Online Arcade in October 2010 and After Burner Climax in 2014 for that very reason.

All hope is not lost, however, as Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb announced via Twitter that the game is part of September’s Games With Gold package and has been added to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list. This is a way to ensure Castle of Illusion will be playable on a current generation system for years to come.

SEGA decided to shut down SEGA Studios Australia, formerly known as Creative Assembly Australia, after finishing work on Castle of Illusion.


Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief of Mega Visions Magazine and the co-creator of SEGA Nerds. He was the former managing editor of Airman magazine and has written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others.
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