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James Bond: License Revoked?

There is an unofficial explanation for the disappearance of James Bond games from Valve's Steam service on Neogamr. According to their "unnamed but reliable sources" Activision's license to publish James Bond games expired at the end of 2012. This is surprising considering 007 Legends was released with just a couple of months to go in the year, though a rush to beat the license deadline could explain the game's poor reception which lead to the closure of developer Eurocom. This is all still unconfirmed, as Activision has yet to comment on the situation.

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1. Re: James Bond: License Revoked? Jan 5, 2013, 17:28 spindoctor
 
All signs point to this being a licensing problem. Maybe Activision thought they'd renegotiate the license and then couldn't settle on a price. Or if one wants to be cynical, most game sales come within the first few weeks after release anyway, so maybe that's all Activision wanted out of the release of Legends.

Quite a bit of content disappeared from various digital distribution stores on the 1st of January. Always a licensing thing.
 
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