The Legend of Korra and several Transformers games have been delisted from Steam & other digital retailers as reported by Game Informer.
The Steam Database entries for The Legend of Korra and TRANSFORMERS: Devastation show that the games were removed from the Steam storefront a few minutes after 12:00 PM Eastern Time today. The games weren't put on sale prior to the start of the Steam Winter Sale 2017 which went live earlier today.
The games were also removed from the PlayStation Store; heading to the PlayStation Store link for The Legend of Korra returns a dead page. Here's a list of games that were removed from Steam and the PlayStation Store earlier today:
- TRANSFORMERS: War for Cybertron
- TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron
- TRANSFORMERS: Rise of the Dark Spark
- TRANSFORMERS: Devastation
- The Legend of Korra
As for why the games were delisted, the speculation is that it's probably something to do with licenses expiring yet again. Deadpool was removed from Steam for a second time in November of this year. What's unusual about this particular case is the suddenness of the execution - it's a bit unusual for games attached to licenses as large as these to be summarily removed from the store with little to no advance warning (and right at the beginning or in the middle of several large holiday sales, to boot).
While it's a bit of a rarity, games being removed from digital storefronts due to licenses expiring does happen. Sword Coast Legends announced just over a week ago that the game would be disappearing from Steam "forever" at the end of December 2017.
What do you think of The Legend of Korra and TRANSFORMERS games being delisted from Steam without warning? Were you going to pick up any of these titles during the Winter Sale? Let us know in the comments below!