Story Mode episodes are a ridiculous $100 every on Xbox 360 • Eurogamer.web
No, you are not seeing issues – episodes of Telltale’s Minecraft adaptation, Minecraft: Story Mode, are all of the sudden $100 (65) every for Xbox 360. If you wish to purchase the entire season, it’s worthwhile to fork out $700. That is… what the hell?
Have the episodes all of the sudden change into so uncommon – in mild of Telltale closing and the episodes being faraway from sale – their worth has skyrocketed? No. Is it a mistake? No. So what is going on on?
Eradicating the episodes from sale on Xbox 360 had the unintended consequence of blocking them from being downloaded, so legit house owners could not obtain the episodes they wanted. And as Xbox 360 is a bit – shh do not inform it I mentioned this – outdated, there have been no workable options apart from to re-list the episodes on the market. An unexpected peril of a digital age, it appears.
“Please don’t purchase the content material.”
In fact, the episodes aren’t speculated to be on sale, so with a view to be certain that nobody buys them, costs had been set ridiculously excessive. “Please don’t purchase the content material,” the Minecraft Story Mode Fb web page warned. “Should you do, you can be charged the quantity proven. That is merely the one mechanism accessible to facilitate gamers having the ability to obtain their remaining episodes previous to servers shutting down.”
So Xbox 360 house owners, you might have till 25th June to obtain the episodes if you have not already. After that time they are going to be delisted from sale and you can be blocked once more.
The closure of Telltale Video games final autumn was brutal. Immediately, with out warning, roughly 274 individuals discovered themselves with out jobs. The corporate collapsed. Happily, most of the gifted Telltale builders managed to seek out employment elsewhere, because the video games trade rallied round them, however not with out appreciable upheaval I am certain. Connor Makar wrote an exquisite epilogue for the employees of Telltale, for Eurogamer, earlier this 12 months.