Since the closure of Telltale Games, a lot of issues have been rising regarding their games. Many of the titles utilized licensing agreements that have been expiring, leading to their removal from various digital stores. Titles such as Tales from the Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Batman: The Telltale Series are or will be removed. Now, Mojang have confirmed that Minecraft Story Mode will be removed this June 25th from all digital stores.

Mojang alerted everyone about this on their official website, stating that if you own a digital copy of the game you must download the episodes before June 25th. If not, you won’t be able to download the episode.

This means even if you purchased the game you won’t be able to download the episodes. Mojang is alerting everyone of this and recommending that if you want to keep playing that you need to download the episodes before June 25th.

Today, we have some important information to share for all players of Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series, Season 1 and 2, on behalf of its publisher. As you might have heard, its publisher is no longer in business, which unfortunately means that Minecraft: Story Mode will no longer be supported. If you have purchased these seasons, please download all remaining episodes prior to the service being discontinued in June. Here’s the full message:

“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.”

So if you own either season of Minecraft: Story Mode on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android, or iOS, you have until June 25th, 2019 to download the episodes. We’d recommend checking you have all the episodes downloaded!

This raises a growing issue with digital games. While the ease to download games makes it much more popular it does create a problem, what happens when the publisher closes or the servers shut down? This would mean that access to the product you purchased is no longer available. Physical copies do have their setbacks such as convenience and storage but as long as you have a working console that supports the disc you can play the game.