Senior Layout Artist
The games/services that have shut down don't get any fanfare. When Nintendo shut down the e-shop, no one cared because 99.99999% of people had moved on, and only archival spergs like me cared. Same goes for when Steam dropped win XP support. People raged, but a surprising amount defended Valve, and after a week or two no one gave a shit. At least with PC there's piracy and GoG, but consoles don't have that back up.it's simply not sensible for companies to cut off the access to your media nilly-willy when that means most of the time you'll stop being a customer as well. there's also still a license in place depending on the platform, the second steam goes down for good you can bet your ass lawsuits pop up everywhere, and depending on the outcome it might change people's enthusiasm towards the whole thing - which companies don't want either. that's why they gonna make sure you'll always be able to access your shit to consume and buy more, else it they won't make any more money, and that's all there is to it.
The only games I see people upset about for any length of time are Silent Hill 2, and licence games like Ultimate Alliance and Scott Pilgrim.