Microsoft have removed free-to-play game Ascend: Hand of Kul from the Xbox marketplace, but apparently they did so without informing the developer, Signal Studios (most well-known for developing the Toy Soldiers series of games).
On its website Signal Studios posted the following statement:
"Signal Studios must regretfully announce that despite our best efforts and the game's success, Microsoft has discontinued support for Ascend: Hand of Kul on the Xbox 360 and removed the game from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
This surfaced to us while investigating various issues players have been experiencing over the weekend. We are deeply saddened by this decision and the impact it has on our community."
Microsoft have yet to comment on the move.
Signal Studios' next video game project, Toy Soldiers: War Chest, is due to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC next year.