Pandemic has been delisted on Steam for “many reasons”

Publisher Asmodee Digital has quietly pulled the digital version of Pandemic: The Board Game from Steam, and other digital platforms will follow soon. While it may not be a board game on PC that people might want to play right now, the publisher has said it removes Pandemic for “many reasons”.

Back in August 2018, Asmodee released a digital version of the popular board game Pandemic of Z-Man Games on Steam – and tasked several players with a crazy “what ifs” science fiction scenario in which a deadly infectious disease spread across the planet. Of course, it all got a little too real after a while, but the game kept selling on Steam for the past two years – even getting a “Mutation” DLC last year.

On January 6 this year, however, Asmodee delisted Pandemic from Steam. According to Reddit user bad_boy_barry (via PC Gamer), who came in contact with the publisher, it confirms that it is removing Pandemic from sale. “We have been working hard over 4 years on Pandemic and it has not been an easy choice to withdraw it from the stores,” the statement read.

As for why now, Asmodee would only say that “this decision was made with a heavy heart for a variety of reasons that we can not reveal”. For now, the major PC and phone versions of Pandemic have been withdrawn, and the Microsoft Store / Xbox version is set to go out later this month. At the very least, the publisher confirms that anyone who purchased Pandemic before delisting will still be able to download it from their Steam library.

To buy Pandemic now, either download it to Tabletop Simulator or a similar title or get the original board game – which has a World of Warcraft version you know.

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