On social media, developer Moa shared the somber news that Hatoful Boyfriend and Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star are being delisted on platforms including iOS, Android, and the PS Store at the end of May.
If you already own a copy of Hatoful Boyfriend and/or Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star – or buy a copy before it’s delisted – you shouldn’t be affected. Hatoful Boyfriend will remain on Steam so you’ll continue to have the opportunity to check out the game on PC if you wish.
As for why these games are being delisted, Moa cites the end of publishing agreements on iOS, Android, and PS Store platforms.
Hatoful Boyfriend and Holiday Star to be Delisted From iOS, Android, PS Store
‼️Hatoful&HoliStar will not be available for new customers on iOS, Android, and PS store at the end of May. Anyone who currently owns the game will continue to still own it. Steam version will stay on sale as normal.— Moa (@moa810) May 22, 2021
Developer Moa recently shared news on social media concerning Hatoful Boyfriend and Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star. According to Moa, these games are to be delisted from iOS, Android, and PS Store platforms at the end of May.
The reason for the delisting centers around, “The publishing agreements on those platforms are coming to an end.” Moa goes on to explain that while they’re the original creator of these games, publishing decisions are handled by publisher Mediatonic.
Fortunately, if you already own a copy of Hatoful Boyfriend on PlayStation for example, you shouldn’t be affected once it’s delisted from the PS Store. Hatoful Boyfriend will also remain available on Steam after it’s delisted on iOS, Android, and the PS Store.
Given this is more of a contract issue and not an issue with the games themselves, it’s possible that Hatoful Boyfriend and Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star will return to iOS, Android, and the PS Store at some point in the future.
At least, we hope so.
We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed because we genuinely enjoy Hatoful Boyfriend and would love for gamers to continue to be able to purchase the game on iOS, Android, and the PS Store and see what makes the game so special.
If you’ve been contemplating whether you should buy Hatoful Boyfriend and/or Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star for iOS, Android, or PlayStation, take this news as a sign that you may want to jump on that decision and make it before the end of May.
For updates on the situation, we recommend following developer Moa on Twitter. If the publishing agreement situation is resolved and the games return after being delisted, we’ll also be sure to update you here at Prima Games.