_blankboxDigital Release:Xbox 360 Games on Demand
April 16, 2013 (US)
Delisting:January 1, 2014
(Available for: 0y 8m)
Developer:Z-Axis
Publisher:Activision Blizzard
Available On:Retail
Links:None

Delisting

This is a placeholder entry for this title to be expanded at a later date. The Xbox 360 Games on Demand version of X-Men: The Official Game was confirmed delisted on January 1, 2014.

In 2005 Activision had renegotiated a licensing deal with Marvel for the exclusive publishing rights to the Spider-Man and X-Men properties through 2017. Though have no evidence evidence, one possibility could be that Disney’s purchase of Marvel in 2009 impacted or even broke this deal. Activision may have negotiated or been given an extension up to 2014 on these Spider-Man and X-Men titles:

These titles were delisted alongside Activision’s Deadpool which was relisted and re-released in Fall 2015. Of these games, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is the only one that has been relisted. On Xbox 360 it reappeared in August of 2015, in October on Steam and in December on PlayStation 3.

Meanwhile, The Amazing Spider-Man games based on the Sony Pictures movies were not delisted. Presumably, these two were secured under the original 2017 deal or a subsequent deal with Sony Pictures that may have expired in 2016. They were ultimately delisted in January of 2017 alongside many of Activision’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games.