Mallory Day, writing on the Sega Blog:
At SEGA we are committed to making fun, high-quality mobile games and it is with our fans’ best playing experience in mind that we announce the removal of a number of games from our back catalogue. It is important for us to ensure that all of our fans, regardless of platform or operating system, have a great playing experience and after evaluating our complete list of titles, we have determined that a number of them no longer meet our standards.
They will be removing these titles from app stores over the next few weeks, but there’s no word on what specific games will be affected by this.
I think its wise for them to get rid of some of their older, lower quality titles from app stores. For many of these games, they aren’t likely to recoup the costs necessary to update them for the latest version of iOS. But, they also don’t want any negative backlash from customers paying $2.99 for a game that doesn’t fill the entire screen on their brand new iPhone.
I can imagine some of these games returning in the future, though. Maybe they’ll release some sort of remastered collection that includes titles from the early days of the App Store with enhanced graphics and new levels.
(Via 9 to 5 Mac.)