Those looking to get their hands on 2013’s Deadpool will have to act fast, as the comic book title was recently removed from Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Marvel’s very own ‘Merc with a Mouth’ is not the only character to see his game removed, as various Spider-Man and X-Men titles have also been pulled from the digital platforms.
While Activision and Marvel have both remained quiet about the move, it’s likely that the issue revolves around a licensing agreement between the two studios. Nonetheless, the complete list of affected titles is as follows: Deadpool, Spider-Man: Edge Of Time, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Spider-Man: Friend Or Foe, Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows, X-Men: Destiny, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: The Official Game. All of these Activision-published titles can still be found on retailer shelves for the time being, though.
Deadpool is obviously the most shocking title to be pulled here, as the property was just released this past June. In truth, High Moon Studios’ beat ’em up never really got the attention it deserved from Activision, so I guess it’s not too surprising that they would let the rights run out at the end of 2013.
Personally, I’m more upset with the two most recent Spider-Man titles being pulled, Edge Of Time and Shattered Dimensions, because I talked myself out of buying them when they were on sale in December. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was also surprisingly great, considering the film it’s based off of, and if you missed out on buying that when it was on sale, I suggest you track down a physical copy of the title.
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