December 13, 2007
April 09, 2010 (AU, EU, NA)
January 31, 2012 (NA)
February 01, 2012 (AU, EU)
|Delisting||February 25, 2021 - Steam|
PlayStation 3 (AU, EU, NA)
Xbox 360 (AU, EU, NA)
By February 25th, 2021 Square Enix had removed Battlestations: Pacific, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver from Steam. Each store page was updated with the same notice stating that “Square Enix has temporarily removed this title from sale to work on some important updates. Please check back soon!”. The updates in question likely relate to the Games For Windows – LIVE backend that was incorporated into Battlestations and Kane & Lynch. Soul Reaver’s delisting appears to be related to compatibility and performance issues on modern hardware. Although Square Enix promised that the delistings were temporary and to “check back soon”, as of December 2021 no news has been provided on the titles’ status or return to sale.
Microsoft retired the GFWL service in 2013 but kept some functionality online for existing titles until early 2020. Most notably, Rockstar delisted and updated Grand Theft Auto IV in January of 2020, revealing that Microsoft was no longer supporting the GFWL service. According to an uncited section of the service’s Wikipedia page, the Windows Live Sign-in Assistant was removed from the server in 2020 causing installations of GFWL to fail. This would cause many games to become unplayable without workarounds discovered by players or official updates by the publisher.
About the Game
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is the new action shooter franchise by Io-Interactive, creators of the multi-million selling Hitman series. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men follows the violent and chaotic journey of two men – a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath – and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men immerses players in an emotionally intense crime drama with unflinching action. Io-Interactive’s proprietary technology delivers fluid high definition graphics and lighting; highly destructible environments; massive crowd AI; single, co-op, and squad-based combat; a cinematic interface; and non-stop dialog between Kane and Lynch. The title also features innovative two-player co-op and groundbreaking online game play.