An expiration of business terms means that the Sega’s beautiful 16-bit platformer Castle of Illusion will be removed from Steam this Friday, September 2. Anyone who still owns the game will still be able to download it and play it after its delisted off Steam.
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"Due to an expiration of business terms, SEGA will no longer be able to sell Castle of Illusion on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, or Steam, with the current publishing arrangement coming to an end on September 2," the company revealed in a statement to Polygon. “For players who own the game, they will be able to re-download it to their respective system at any point in the future - this delisting should not prevent current owners from being able to access the game at a later time.”
What’s not mentioned is whether or not this delisting covers other PC marketplaces like IndieGala and the Humble Store, who sell the game using Steam keys. The game itself has received a lot of praise on Steam, and is widely regarded as one of the better Disney platformers currently available on PC. Though GoG now sell The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Jungle Book, so there’s still fun to be had outside of the Disney vault.