Frogwares says the model that popped again up on Steam wasn’t made by the studio.
Final summer season, horror recreation The Sinking City was delisted from several stores, together with Steam, as developer Frogwares disputed unpaid royalties in addition to publishers Bigben and Nacon allegedly demanding it hand over the supply code. The sport is again on Steam now, however Frogwares says it did not make the present model and urged gamers to not purchase it.
Writing on its official Twitter account, Frogwares stated it does not “advocate the acquisition of this model” and promised that extra information could be coming quickly.
— Frogwares (@Frogwares) February 26, 2021
The sport remains to be on the market on the Xbox and PlayStation digital shops, however whereas its authentic licensing settlement additionally included promoting the sport through the Epic Video games Retailer, it is now not listed there.
Frogwares alleged in 2020 that Bigben and Nacon had demanded the sport’s supply code and that when the studio refused, it did not obtain financing for a number of months. It stated packaging for the sport had the studio’s identify largely eliminated and there was even a tabletop RPG primarily based on the IP created with out its information.
The continuing dispute right here is not the primary Frogwares has discovered itself in. It has additionally accused Focus Home Interactive of eradicating its video games from storefronts after not transferring title IDs again to the studio on the conclusion of their publishing and distribution settlement.
Frogwares continues work on new video games, and Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is ready to launch this yr. The sport stars a youthful model of the detective, and Frogwares is self-publishing the sport. A PS5 model of The Sinking Metropolis can be out now, additionally self-published, however is just not eligible for a free improve from PS4 due to the dispute.