Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles No Longer Listed On PSN, Xbox Live, Steam; Reason Revealed
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle"s gaming community have reportedly noted that the game no longer appears on the listing of the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live, platforms on which the game relies. Apparently, Steam has also delisted the game that was only available on the service for 8 months. In the meantime, the physical copies of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" may be the only way to get the game for now.
Activision Struggles With "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" License
It has been noted that games from the franchise may have been delisted on several services frequently. Apparently, the new game "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" may have met the same fate. Activision is yet to unveil an official announcement of the game delisting.
Previous to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", Activision's "Amazing Spider-Man" games have also reportedly been delisted from several online retail shops as well. Previously, a handful of "Ninja Turtle" games have also been removed on services as well including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan". Apparently, the developer Platinum Games may have concerns with the game's previous licensed game. It has been revealed that Activision may have licensing issues with the comic book based games. For instance, "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" has reportedly been removed a license from Capcom, Techno Buffalo reported.
Expired License To Be Blamed For Delisted Games
In other news, the removal of games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Amazing Spider-Man" have reportedly been blamed on expired licenses. Previously, the games "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" as well as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze" for PS3 no longer sell in the North America and Europe. A total of three Turtles game have reportedly been listed.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan" being delisted may be the most notable. Note that the game was only released in May 2016. In addition, "Fast & Furious: Showdown" for PS3 was reportedly removed from the PSN Store as well, Gamespot reported.
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