Further fallout from the acquisition of Eidos Montreal from Square Enix by the Embracer Group will result in the delisting of one edition of the studio’s 2021 release, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, on Tuesday, February 21st. All versions of the game will also have the Square Enix Members services patched out making some unlockable content harder to acquire or outright unavailable on some platforms.
Before we go any further, the game will still be available digitally; only the ‘Digital Deluxe Edition’ is being removed from storefronts on February 21st. Anyone interested in unlocking the content would need to buy the game today and connect to Square Enix Member services before they are disabled on Tuesday. So not a lot of time on that one. The team’s full announcement follows.
As part of our separation from Square Enix, we will be removing Square Enix Members services from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on February 21, 2023. Square Enix Members is a membership service that allows players to unlock digital bonuses for the game. Let’s start with a quick summary of the key changes that this will bring about.
- The early unlock for the War-Lord outfit, currently available to all players through the in-game main menu, will not be available anymore from February 21, 2023.
- The outfit will remain findable in Chapter 13 of the game, as you explore the environments.
- The Digital Deluxe edition of the game will be delisted from digital stores on February 21, 2023.
- Players who already own this edition will not lose access to it, and they will be able to download and play it through their library as usual.
- The Standard edition will still available for purchase on digital stores after this date.
- If you already own the Digital Deluxe edition or purchase it before February 21, 2023, make sure to link your Square Enix account in-game before February 21, 2023 to receive your out-of-game bonuses (mini artbook and soundtrack) by email.
- For players who purchase the physical Cosmic Deluxe edition, the bonus 25 Square Enix Members Reward Points will not be granted anymore from February 21, 2023.
Read on for more details on each of those changes.
Currently, this outfit can be unlocked early by linking your Square Enix account in the main menu of the game. When Square Enix Members services are removed on February 21, 2023, this early unlock functionality will not be available anymore. Make sure to link your account before then if you wish to have the early unlock.
All players can also find this outfit by exploring Chapter 13 of the game. This will still be the case after February 21, 2023.
DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION
The Digital Deluxe edition will be delisted from the following digital stores on February 21, 2023: PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Steam and Epic Games Store. This means it will not be purchasable anymore. This has no impact on the Standard edition, which will remain available for purchase on those digital stores.
Players who already own the Digital Deluxe edition, or purchase it before February 21, 2023
You will still have access to their game: you’ll be able to download it from your library and play it as normal. You must link your Square Enix account in the main menu of the game before February 21, 2023 to receive download links for the following two pieces of bonus content:
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Hits – Original Soundtrack
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Game – Mini Artbook
The following alternative ways of obtaining these two pieces of content will still be available after February 21, 2023:
- On PlayStation consoles, players can also download this bonus content directly on their consoles, through their library.
- On PC, the files for this bonus content are directly included with the downloaded game files.
COSMIC DELUXE EDITION (PHYSICAL)
This edition will still be available for purchase after February 21, 2023. Check with your local retailer for availability. Players will still be able to redeem their bonus content on http://www.gotggame.com/redeem by using the Square Enix Members code found inside the physical game box. However, the bonus 25 Square Enix Members Reward Points will not be granted anymore from February 21, 2023.
Eidos Montreal Announcement – February 20th, 2023
Thanks to the anonymous tipster that just pointed this out! I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar.