Jerykk wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 23:34:
Jivaro wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 18:00:
lol..called it. Every year it seems like there is at least one well known title, franchise, or publisher that has their stuff pulled from Steam for whatever reason at the turn of the year. Video game sales and distribution rights seems so unnecessarily complicated to me.
Except they usually don't come back. See Wolfenstein (2009), Deadpool, Dragon Age 2, Prey, Clive Barker's Jericho, FUEL, etc.
That is actually a pretty hefty list of games that have not returned, many of which I hadn't even noticed were gone. That said, it wasn't my point that they "usually" come back. It was my point, just as I wrote, that it seems like there is always at least ONE of these well known titles that comes and goes and comes back and there never really is a clear reason explained to anyone. Always around the turn of the year as well.
For whatever reason, probably because I have zero faith that Sega has any idea what it's doing, I assumed this was a blunder of some sort when it was first noticed. Well that and the fact that Sega doesn't have a distribution client of it's own. Had it been an EA game like Dragon Age 2, I would have assumed that they had decided to only offer the game through their own distribution software. This comment was edited on Jan 8, 2015, 01:50.