Original Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age Has Been Delisted in Favor of the S Version
The original Dragon Quest 11 has been delisted from all digital storefronts in favor of the recently released definitive S version.
Square Enix has delisted Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age from many different digital storefronts now that the new S version is out in the wild.
There is a note on the Steam page for the game that reveals that it was delisted “at the request of the publisher” and will not appear if players try to search for it. The note states: “At the request of the publisher, DRAGON QUEST® XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ – Digital Edition of Light is unlisted on the Steam store and will not appear in search.”
There is another note below this one that points toward the newly released Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
If you were to travel to both the PlayStation Store and the Microsoft Store, you will also notice that the game has been delisted there as well. Humble also shows that the game is unavailable.
The feedback has not been very good for Square Enix. The definitive S version is a port of the Switch version finally making its way to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game includes some improvements and extra content, however, there are graphical differences that you might consider a downgrade depending on your tastes. The move has caused players to leave negative reviews on the game’s Steam page. Players also do not like that they will have to shell out for a full-priced game if they would like to access more content.
Players can still pick up a physical copy of the original Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Plus, you can still play your digital version if you picked it up on release.