The video game versions of the 2012 and 2014 films, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 are now, with one strange exception, no longer available for purchase on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or the Wii U e-Shop.
I'm going to try to look too much into this, but I'm not going to lie, I just got real excited. http://www.reactiongifs.com... Edit: This is happening. http://n4g.com/news/2000570...
Why remove them from XBOX, Wii U since they are not even getting the new game ?
I believe the real question is why remove them from the PlayStation store if Sony is helping them make the new game? That is odd in my opinion. @Emman Oh that makes sense to me.
Rebuilding the IP.
Who knows, maybe it's some sort of liscensing issue. Also keep in mind, for an old game Number 2 was still rather expensive for a digital game compared to how many other games have been on sale that were by far higher profile titles.
There was actually a lot of fan service in The Amazing Spider-man 2. I enjoyed the numerous villains and the web swinging mechanic was great. If you were a huge Spidey fan it could be enjoyable, especially with all the suits. However, Insomniac appears to be making a vastly superior game to what Beenox and Activision produced.
Spiderman is produced by Sony
Likely a distribution license expired. At some point, some IP's are no longer allowed to be distributed by whoever holds the license. It's interesting though, because it means Activision no longer holds the Spider-man game license. There would be no other reason for them to remove the games just for the sake of whatever new game may be coming out. This happens sometimes. It's not even uncommon. People who brought the game should still be able to download them.
I better be able to redownload my digital version in the future if I decide to delete it.
This should be possible. They only remove its ability to be purchased, not from your library.
If I'm still playing P.T. you should be fine. Lol.
P.T is an exception. That was free, a demo, and completely removed from the store and to download for those who have but deleted it. I have it on my old hard drive but I can not re-download it to my current drive. That is a rare exception.
Once things are off the store then you can't redownload them. The lovely perks of not actually owning the game you paid for.
@Summons75 That's not true. If you purchased something or downloaded it before it was taken off the store, you can still download it from your downloads list in both Playstation and Xbox. I know that for a fact because I redownloaded Scott Pilgrim vs the world and Swords & Soldiers WELL after both games were taken off digital storefronts. on PSN and XBL
Wrong, I can redownload all my Xbox 360 games that was removed. They could remove the ability to do it but they don't and it sounds like a conspiracy theory at this point because of PT a free demo of a game that Konami wanted to erase of out existence for specific (but stupid) reasons.
This better not happen to Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Well most likely all Spider games made by Crappy vision will be.
The footage shown at e3 was incredible.
Licensing issues for sure.
Spider-man is my most anticipated game. Seeing what Insomniac recently did on PS4 with Ratchet & Clank gives me even more confidence in their next PS4 game (Spidey). They are using the same proprietary engine as well. It should be a showcase for the Pro, especially considering how gorgeous R&C is on Pro.
The moral of the story is: You better get it while the getting is good. Digital or physical.
Good thing you can still buy them physical. Yes, I said it :)
So what happens if i bought them digitally on my xbox, then deleted them. would i no longer be able to download them?
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.