Last summer, Microsoft caused quite a stir by suggesting that 'underperforming' Xbox Live Arcade titles might be removed from the service - which could potentially include Wing Commander Arena. As we said at the time, many practical factors would prevent the plans from going through -- and it sounds like that's exactly what happened. Gamesindustry.biz spoke with Microsoft:
Microsoft's Xbox 360 online and services boss John Schappert has said that the company has no immediate plans to delist underperforming games on Xbox Live.
Earlier this year, Microsoft said that the company would pull games from the service which failed to meet a number of criteria, based on Metacritic ratings, time on the service and conversion rates from demos.
However, Schappert has said that such plans are now on hold, telling IGN that, "we have no immediate plans to act on de-listing," and that the company has simply "set parameters by which we can delist".
Originally the cull was to begin after the summer, although no specific number or titles were detailed.