Earlier this week, Far Cry 4 was removed from Microsoft Xbox Store without any announcement. Due to this reason, some players couldn’t load up the digital version of the game and started to question the Xbox Store DRM policy.
In response, Microsoft clarified that any game purchased by users will stay in their library, even if it is removed from the store.
If customers own the rights to a game, they can visit their download history and initiate a re-download whenever they please – even if the game has been delisted from Xbox Store and is no longer available for purchase.
The removal of Far Cry 4 from the store was actually due to a glitch which has been fixed.
On Monday, some users were unable to access their digitally purchased base edition of Far Cry 4. Our team has resolved the issue and all access to the title has been restored.
The policy mentioned above is quite similar to the one available on Xbox 360. Users are allowed to play the games that they purchased, even when they are removed from the library altogether.
The clarification from Microsoft about the DRM policy will certainly prove helpful, as the fans will be able to build their digital collection without any fear of losing it.