Minecraft: Story Mode has been listed at $99.99 on the Xbox Marketplace for Xbox 360 players.
The game was recently removed from digital storefronts. Swedish developer Mojang advised for players who already owned the game to download all episodes by June 25.
However, the removal from the Xbox 360 storefront led to players with digital rights unable to re-download episodes. In response to this development, the Minecraft: Story Mode Facebook page helped to shed light on the problem and explained how this happened:
“From working with the Xbox 360 platform, the only solution to this situation is to re-list the downloadable content for purchase.”
The post continued, stating: “So, to assist existing customers, all the downloadable Episodes for the two Minecraft: Story Mode titles are temporarily re-listed but, to deter new purchases, they will be re-listed at a very high price! The price shown is a real list price, please do not buy the content, if you do, you will be charged the amount shown. This is simply the only mechanism available to facilitate players being able to download their remaining episodes prior to servers shutting down.”
The Xbox Live Marketplace currently lists all eight episodes of the game: the first is a free trial, while the remaining seven episodes received a massive price hike and are selling for a whopping $99.99 each.
Minecraft: Story Mode was originally published by Telltale Games, which was also responsible for developing The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands. However, since the company’s collapse last year which led to numerous layoffs and the studio’s eventual shutdown, its games have been pulled from various storefronts.