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deadpoolDigital Release:PlayStation 3
June 25, 2013 (AU, EU, US)
July 22, 2015 (AU, EU, US) - RELISTED

Xbox 360
July 30, 2013 (AU, EU, US)
July 22, 2015 (AU, EU, US) - RELISTED

PC (Steam)
June 25, 2013
July 15, 2015 - RELISTED

PlayStation 4
November 17, 2015 (AU, EU, US)

Xbox One
November 17, 2015 (AU, EU, US)
Delisting:December 31, 2013 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Steam)
November 16, 2017 (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Steam)
Developer:High Moon Studios
Publisher:Activision
Available On:Retail (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
PlayStation 4 download code
Steam download code
Links:Polygon delisting news (2014)
Polygon relisting news (2015)
Delisting Announcement (2017)
Deadpool homepage

Welcome to the Delisted list, bub.

Welcome to the Delisted list, bub.

It’s that time again: time for Activision’s Deadpool video games to be delisted. November 16th is the date this time when the game will be removed from Steam with Xbox and PlayStation platforms likely to follow. The news initially came by way of a Steam store announcement on November 11th and was quickly rebroadcast by deal watchdog Wario64 (and then came our way by a submission from Keegan). Thanks for the heads up Keegan!

If you’ve had your eye on Deadpool’s middling adventure since it debuted way back in 2013 you’d better grab it before Thursday, November 16th. Hey, it’s even on sale on most platforms. There’s no telling if Activision will renew the license to bring the game back or if they’re focusing resources on a new game to coincide with Deadpool 2’s theatrical debut in 2018.

Here’s a few links to speed things up since I was a little late on posting this news:

PlayStation 3 (no sale, $39.99)

PlayStation 4 (no sale, $49.99)

Xbox One ($12.50)

Xbox 360 ($11.99)

Steam ($11.99)

Humble Store ($11.99)

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD leaves Steam on July 17th

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD just didn’t capture the hearts of fans. Was it a bad implementation of the early series gameplay or is Tony Hawk nostalgia impossible to recapture? Whatever the case, Activision has chosen to remove the game from Steam on Monday, July 17th, 2017.

In a tiny bit of goodwill, the announcement was made ahead of the delisting and the game was put on sale for $1.99 until the 17th. It’s also on sale on Xbox 360 but currently full price on PlayStation 3. The delisting was only announced for Steam but chances are good it’ll also be removed on console as well. The game’s one piece of DLC which adds classic levels, riders, and the Revert mechanic remains $4.99 on all platforms.

Thanks to SHROOMY for the tip!

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USGamer posted earlier today about several new delistings from Activision. The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, based on the 2012 and 2014 films as well as Platinum Games’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan have been removed from Steam, the Xbox Marketplace and the PlayStation Store.

The first Spider-Man title was released on handheld, PC and last generation consoles while the sequel and Mutants in Manhattan were released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well. All of the games were released on physical media for consoles. Disc versions for PC were released across Europe except for Mutants in Manhattan which was only released on Steam and is now extinct on that platform.

Licensing is once again to blame although USGamer’s Mike Williams points out one interesting wrinkle in the case of TMNT. “[Mutants in Manhattan] was released only eight months ago. It seems odd that Activision would have a license for under a year, making it possible that Mutants in Manhattan was rushed simply to capitalize on a license before it expired.”

I’ll get pages up on the site and dig for some more details soon.

news-ghostbusters

It may be years away from a delisting but the newest Ghostbusters game from Activision for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam just made The Watch List. The developer, FireForge Games, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy amid a spiraling legal scandal that’s totally unrelated to Ghostbusters. Kotaku and GamesIndustry.biz can fill you in on the details, I’m just here to point out that a licensed game with no active developer  is a prime mark for a delisting.

The game did make it to disc for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One so it won’t go extinct on consoles but the Steam version could eventually disappear completely. For anyone with a morbid interest in the negatively received game I think it’s safe to wait for a hefty markdown before buying. As a licensed game that isn’t directly tied to the new movie Activision could lash it to sequels and spin-offs of the legendary franchise for years.