The Deadpool game is being pulled from Steam yet again according to a news post on the game’s Steam community page.
Deadpool is an antihero in the Marvel comics universe with a proclivity for breaking the fourth wall and brutally dispatching his enemies. The character originally appeared in 1991 in The New Mutants #98 before eventually getting his own series. The character has run the gamut of storylines in the Marvel universe including a stint with the X-Men and his own stable of spinoff characters. Eventually, he received his own video game adaptation in June 2013. The Merc with a Mouth got a stint on the silver screen with a movie in 2016 and a sequel on the way for 2018.
It wouldn’t be a piece of Deadpool media without a bit of childish humor, a dash of rampant violence, and a complete and total disregard for the fourth wall in its entirety.
This isn’t the first time Deadpool has been removed from Steam. The game was pulled from Valve’s digital distribution service in late 2013 due to licensing contracts with Marvel expiring. No express reason has been given for the game being removed this time around. The current speculation centers on licenses expiring yet again, and there’s no word if the game will return again after a renegotiation.
If you don’t already own Deadpool, this might be your last chance to get your hands on a Steam copy of the game. Players who already own the game will retain their copy in their Steam accounts. You can get it on Steam for $11.99 or your regional equivalent until November 16, 2017 – and if you’re on the fence about whether or not it might be a good purchase you can take a peek at our thoughts on the game in our review.
What do you think of Deadpool being removed from Steam again? Do you think the price is low enough to justify picking it up before the game disappears for who knows how long? Let us know in the comments below!