Publisher Versus Evil must have seen what happened with Arkham Knight and decided “hey, let’s do our customers one better.” Afro Samurai 2 has now been delisted from Steam and PSN, with copies disappearing from the libraries of each poor unfortunate soul who purchased the game. Refunds are being issued automatically. Steve Escalante of Versus Evil had the following to say about the decision to delist the game:
We could not do, in good conscience, volume 2 and volume 3. So we’ve begun the process, it’s been a long process to figure it out because Sony has never really had to do this in this way, but we’re returning all the money. So across the board we’re putting out an apology saying ‘sorry about this.’
It’s a rather surprising move considering how many other publishers would simply leave their product up for purchase, so good on them.
Look at me, I’m a regular Arkham Knight news machine. Bleep bloop, activating bad news servos.
Rocksteady, amid numerous bad reviews, and some hilariously terrible advised settings (see the post below this), has just gone ahead and yanked Arkham Knight from Steam until further notice.
UPDATE: It looks like WB is also requesting the game be removed from the Humble Store. It’s likely other online storefronts may follow.
Additionally, you can no longer purchase the season pass on Steam.
Correction: You can purchase the season pass. Either Steam’s store page didn’t fully load, or it was briefly taken down, but when I checked while writing this article it didn’t show any price listed for the season pass. DLC for the PC version, however, has been delayed. So maybe don’t buy that season pass.
You can read Rocksteady’s statement after the break.