Minecraft: Story Mode, the Patton Oswalt-led and story-driven Telltale game series, is being pulled from sale. The final day to purchase this game, should you still wish to do so, is June 24th as the series will be removed from sale on June 25, 2019. And it doesn’t look like this game will get a lifeline from another publisher in the same way The Walking Dead did when this whole mess originally went down.
If you don’t recall, Telltale Games went belly-up as a studio last year. The closure of the developer revealed steadily declining sales and tons of internal problems. As Telltale struggled to recapture the success of that first season of The Walking Dead, the studio put increasing pressure on staff. This all came to a head in October 2018 when, after months of layoffs, the majority of the staff was let go without any support or severance pay.
A variety of the games created by the studio over the years have steadily been delisted from sale, This includes the titles The Wolf Among Us, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Hector: Badge of Carnage, Telltale’s Batman series, Sam & Max series, Puzzle Agent series, Tales From the Borderlands, and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People. And now, this list expands to one more title.
And although some efforts have been made the salvage games from this fate, there has been little progress on that front. According to Eurogamer, 2K Games is working to get Tales from the Borderlands back up on storefronts. But despite these kinds of rare efforts, the trend continues. GOG was forced to remove the Telltale library a while back too.