Submitted by MaideninBlack 1362d ago | news

Zoo Entertainment Explains Why Storm Was Pulled From The PS Store This Week

Storm,the physics-based puzzle game where players control the weather was briefly made available this week with Tuesday’s PSN update but was quickly removed afterwards.

Thursday a statement was provided by the game’s publisher, Zoo Entertainment, regarding the status of the digital title’s release. (PC, PS3, Storm, Xbox 360)

rdgneoz3  +   1362d ago
So, as a result of MS having the policy where if its not a simultaneous release for all systems or MS gets it first, then it won't let publishers / devs put their games up on the xbox live marketplace...
Blaine  +   1362d ago
I think that's an extremely petty and under-handed business practice on M$'s part. "Simultaneous launch" bullshit, since PSN doesn't update on the same day. It puts the squeeze on small developers to either comply with their demands and launch sooner on XBL or they won't allow them to publish on their service at all. Either way, consumers get the shaft.
suicidalblues  +   1361d ago
If you don't like these tactics, don't forget to vote with your wallet next gen.
Blaine  +   1361d ago
Only Microsoft product I own is Windows Vista--go ahead, ask me how much I like it!
cjflora  +   1361d ago
The first time I heard the theory that this was somehow related to the MS policy, I didn't think it was likely. I mean, unless Microsoft called them up after the release and said "Take it down or we won't put it on XBL", I figured the company would have already been aware of the MS policy. However, with this statement I'm now leaning towards it being likely that it's related to MS. If that is the case...total BS.

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