Digital Release:Steam
September 30, 2014

PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
September 30, 2014 (AU, EU, US)

Xbox 360, Xbox One
September 30, 2014 (AU, EU, US)

GOG.com
October 04, 2019
Delisting:Between September 29 and October 01, 2019 - Consoles
Developer:Frogwares
Publisher:Frogwares (Steam, GOG)
Focus Home Interactive (Consoles)
Available On:Digital:
Steam
GOG.com

Retail:
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Links:Frogwares.com page
Xbox.com page
PlayStation.com page

Delisting

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments was delisted from PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 between September 26th and 28th, 2019 and on Xbox 360 and Xbox One between September 29th and October 1st, 2019.

Developer Frogwares announced in a letter posted to Twitter on September 26th, 2019 (reprinted in full here) that several of their titles that were published by Focus Home Interactive had been delisted or were under threat of being delisted soon. According to Frogwares, Focus Home Interactive had enacted a new policy regarding all of its associated titles giving the publisher the right to remove any games not in their current “catalog” from digital storefronts without first transferring these titles back to the developer or IP holder.

On October 4th, 2019 Frogwares released a statement confirming that 9 out of the 10 affected “store listings” had been removed from sale. The number indicated ten separate releases (between consoles and PC) from publisher Focus Home Interactive including:

– Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments
– The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (previously delisted)
– Sherlock Holmes versus Jack The Ripper (previously delisted)
– Magrunner: Dark Pulse

Frogwares also announced at the time that they were able to acquire publishing rights to Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, keeping it on sale on Steam, and bringing it to GOG.com for the first time. The studio prepared a free memorial artbook to commemorate their long history with Sherlock Holmes and for fans to enjoy while they continued working to bring their games back to storefronts. Frogwares titles on GOG.com were also put on sale [Archive] through October 11th.


About the Game

Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.

Will you follow your moral compass, or will you apply the letter of the law?

The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Use the 14 extraordinary skills of detection for which Sherlock is famous, choose the avenues of enquiry you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties… you can even determine their fate! The ramifications are far-reaching, and your decisions will exert a real influence through your reputation or the surprising consequences that will arise where you least expect them…


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