Interesting Fact: 14 games published by Activision Blizzard have been delisted so far from the PS4 Store

krg

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Oct 27, 2017
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Let me know if I'm missing anything but Activision Blizzard seems to be the most unreliable company when it comes to licensing. At least some of them still exist in physical form.


Angry Birds Star Wars
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Deadpool
Ghostbusters
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
The Amazing Spiderman 2
The Legend of Korra
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
Transformers Devastation
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
White Night
 

Wandu

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Oct 27, 2017
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That is interesting OP. Glad I bought MUA bundle at launch. Those were some good games I couldnt miss out on. They are still installed my PS4 just in case.
 

vestan

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Deadpool was solid, shame it's been delisted.

Quite happy Activision aren't involved with Marvel properties anymore, now Marvel Games can let individual studios handle their IPs and we won't have to worry about their games disappearing from digital storefronts.
 

Shortiloe

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Was just searching up Ultimate Alliance 1&2 yesterday to discover those for the first time in advance for UA 3. But welp...
 

Danzflor

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Yup, bunch of licensed titles I bet they have no interest on renewing them. Can't blame them, gotta save them moneys for the shareholders! Sucks for preservation purposes tho, I do believe some of those titles were digital only.
 

Megasoum

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Oct 25, 2017
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Good to note that, for a long time, Activision was one of the publishers releasing the most licensed games so I think this is just normal.

Still sucks obviously but it's par for the course with anything licensed these days.
 

LifeLine

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wait the high moon transformers were on PS4. I always wanted to try those out. Did they get a physical release?
 

TheStebe

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The Legend of Korra was enjoyable it had some of the classic platinum gameplay but the budget was seriously lacking
 

giancarlo123x

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Out of all that list chivalry and white knight are the only questionable ones. Everything else is licensed.
 

FallenHeroX1

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I remember Amazing Spider-Man 2 popping up for around 30 dollars even during psn sales until its dying day. It seems they squeezed every last drop of blood from that rock.
 
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Only head scratcher on there is chivalry
Yeah, wtf. Just clocked too. I didn't know Chivalry's console versions were published by Activision.
yeah what the hell? i can understand the others even though it's sad how short the lifespans of some of these have been.
I guess White Night isn't based on anything either.
The developer of Chivalry pulled out Mirage: Arcane Warfare in the past because they didn't want to comply with GDPR EU regulations. Could be the same here.
 

doodlewhizz

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The licensed ones I get - it sucks, but at least there's a logical reason.

Chivalry and White Night are very puzzling though...
 

Dest

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This happens with retail as well, when the license expires they won't print licensed games anymore.
"B-but you can find used copies", sure and on PC you can find digital keys as well.
I think the bigger point here is that a physical release along side of a digital at least alleviates some of this. If these games are/were digital only, then I'd have no way of obtaining them outside of buying a console that has the game on it where as if the game had a physical release I could buy a used copy of that game.
 

Qwark

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Poor White Night, Indie devs don't deserve this. It's still up on Xbox, wonder what happened.

Edit: I take that back, it's listed but not available on Xbox.
 
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krg

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Will try to track some of them down, but I really wanted to try Fall of Cybertron on PS4/PC since I own War for Cybertron, I guess I'm out of luck.
 

MattWhite924

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And physical is only good when the game isn’t majorly tied to servers for day one patches and content.
Most physical games are still playable without patches. Sure it might not be the best way to play, but they're still playable.
And a semi-functional physical game is infinitely better than an non-existent digital one that's been pulled from the servers.
 

Santar

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At least the games are still avaiable physically and to folks who already bought them. (and to very desperate folks. probably by less legal means too).

Now imagine in the (potential) streaming only future, all these games would be completely gone forever. Once the liscense is up they're wiped from the face of the earth.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Has this been happening on PC too? Does licensed stuff get delisted from Steam often?
This just might be a thing we'll have to get used to, at least us console players. It sucks but I understand why it happens.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Delisted games can still be downloaded if you bough them.
For now. PC is the only platform that I would be completely confident in being able to always download everything you purchased. Microsoft is pretty high as well just because of the focus on BC, but Sony and Nintendo I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they one day put an expiration on licenses purchased and you lose shit completely unless already downloaded. Hopefully not but I could see it happening.
 

F-Pina

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Transformers Devastation is a must have for fans. Boxed version must be more expensive now, right?