Techland Purchases Call of Juarez Franchise from Ubisoft

By Rebecca Smith,
Last month, we all wondered why two Call of Juarez titles were amongst the list of 20 titles that were delisted from the Xbox Marketplace in March. It turns out there was a good reason for that. Ubisoft, the publisher behind the franchise, has now sold the rights to the Call of Juarez franchise to its developer, Techland.

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With Techland looking to gain an increasing presence in the publishing business, one of the first things they did was to republish Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. The title had been available again on the Xbox Marketplace for a little while before the two companies announced the deal. Techland Publishing's CPO Adam Lason had this to say:

Developed by Techland, the Call of Juarez series received a great reception and support from a huge community of players. As Techland Publishing moves forward as a leading publisher, we are delighted to welcome Call of Juarez: Gunslinger to our publishing division. We would like to thank Ubisoft for its incredible work publishing the Call of Juarez games. We’ll continue the great efforts of Ubisoft and support the fans of the Call of Juarez universe in the same dutiful and passionate way.
Techland has promised that more news on the availability of the rest of the games in the franchise will be "shared at a later date". While Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is still available on digital storefronts, Call of Juarez: The Cartel remains delisted. Hopefully this means that we'll see the latter title returning to the Xbox Marketplace soon.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.