Previously, we knew that the Pandemic board game had been removed from the STEAM list. We also know that the game will be removed from the Microsoft shop at the end of January and the Nintendo Switch shop in July. But before, there was no explanation as to why the game had been removed from various playlists. Although we could assume that this was due to the global problem, it is a little too late for that. But finally, we heard why Z-Man Games, who made the original request to delete the game.

It turns out, according to the statement, that the digital copy had been initially realized nine years ago. As such, they felt that the board game was not up to them, and they would like to make improvements in the future. They detail their plans for the game and other plans in the statement below.

The Pandemic Application has come out 9 years ago, and we no longer think that the current quality and reliability of the game are up to what Pandemic deserves on digital platforms. Time has come to make room for the digital future of Pandemic.

It is why we gradually suppress current Pandemic games edited by Digital Model of all digital shops. Current owners will not be impacted: All players who have already bought the game will always play and download it.


Pandemic is and will stay available to play online in solo or multiplayer mode on Board Game Arena.

We are really grateful to the whole Pandemic community for their great support and involvement in recent years. Stay tuned!

The Z-Man & Model Digital. teams

So, if you currently have a copy, do not worry; It seems like you can keep it and play it. If this is not the case, but you are interested, and you have access it, better to download it while you have the opportunity!