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Activision delisted five games from Steam without warning today

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A whole bunch of licensed, Activision-published titles were pulled from Steam earlier today. There’s a pretty good chance you wouldn’t have wanted to play most  of them anyway - many are middling Transformers titles - but it’s more than a bit disconcerting any time a game goes down without warning.

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We wouldn’t even have noticed if not for the eagle-eyed observations of lashman on Twitter. The titles affected are Transformers: War for Cybertron, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, Transformers: Devastation, The Legend of Korra, and all DLC associated with those games. None of those games are all-time classics, but Devastation was a pretty neat take on original Transformers developed by Platinum.

The games were also removed from PlayStation Network, but oddly they remain available for purchase on Xbox Live, with significant discounts for Gold members. It’d be nice if some similar discounts could’ve been made on PC or if there was any kind of advanced warning. At the very least, Activision could’ve picked up some free panic sales by announcing “these games will be gone forever tomorrow.”

Of course, none of this is uncommon, particularly not for licensed titles. Earlier this year, Activision removed a handful of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spider-Man titles from sale, and those similarly disappeared without warning. As with most any delisted title, the games will remain in your library if you’ve already purchased them, but if you want to buy them now? You’re completely out of luck.

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Darkedone02 avatarOptimaximal avatarDroniac avatarkendragon2 avatarChris J Capel avatarDonquixote Doflamingo avatar+1
Optimaximal Avatar
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6 Months ago

I'm sorry, Fall of Cybertron was excellent. It, along with the Prime TV series, is the only properly decent thing to happen to the license outside of comics for years.

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Droniac Avatar
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6 Months ago

Those Transformers games were actually pretty decent. I guess their license must have expired.

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kendragon2 Avatar
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6 Months ago

Is it possible they're just moving all their games through the Blizzard Client now. Like how EA did with Origin and Ubisoft did with Uplay?

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Donquixote Doflamingo Avatar
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5 Months ago

You are very wrong, all Ubisoft games are available to buy on Steam, they might also have Uplay integrated but they are still available on Steam. The other platforms will always be a lot smaller than Steam so no profitable selling them there

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Chris J Capel Avatar
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6 Months ago

I think you underestimate the two Cybertron games, Dustin. War and Fall of Cybertron are to Transformers what the Arkham games are to Batman. They're superb, especially if you're a Transformers fan.

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Donquixote Doflamingo Avatar
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5 Months ago

Noone misses these crappy american games anyway, Japanese gaming will always dominate the market

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monsieuroli4 Avatar
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2 Months ago

Your comment is really funny, because Transformers Devastation has been developped by a Japanese team. Have you ever heard of PlatinumGames? It's a very cool game by the way.

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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6 Months ago

and this is why I don't buy activision games mostly.

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