Making a game around a licensed property is always a bit of a risk, not least because licensing agreements have a limited lifespan. Deadpool
is one of those games that has had a checkered history in this way. The Xbox 360 version of the title was released in June 2013, both digitally and physically, but just seven months later in January 2014, the title was removed from sale on digital markets thanks to licensing issues.
Step forward to 2015 and a buzz was starting to form around the upcoming Deadpool
film. As such, publisher Activision decided to renew the IP license and re-release the Xbox 360 version of the title, as well as remaster it for the Xbox One — both (re)appeared in November of that year. However, the licensing timer is about to run out again as all versions of the game are due to be delisted imminently.
A notice on Steam informs players that the game will be removed from that platform on November 16th. According to GameInformer
, the title will disappear from Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the same date. If you feel like picking it up before it disappears again, likely for the last time, the title is currently on sale. Xbox 360 players can pick it up for US$11.99/£8.99/€11.99
while Xbox One players can purchase it for US$12.50/£11.25/€12.50
Both the digital and physical versions of the game will still work if you already own them or can find a copy of the physical edition moving forward.
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