You Won’t Be Able To Buy the Deadpool Game After November 16th
Even Deadpool's Healing Factor can't save him from licensing issues.
I’ve got some truly heartbreaking news for fans of the Merc with a Mouth. Activision’s Deadpool video game will be permanently delisted and removed from digital storefronts on November 16 due to licensing issues. So if you don’t already own a copy, I strongly suggest you head over to Steam, the PS Store, or the Microsoft Store and fork over some of your cash before it’s gone forever.
Developed by High Moon and originally released in 2013, Deadpool was certainly no masterpiece, but was still an enjoyably gory way to to spend the 5-6 hours it took to complete. The game was actually pulled from digital storefronts in January 2016, before a remastered version was released in July of the same year. This time, however, it looks like once it’s pulled, it won’t be coming back. Sigh.
The game was actually estimated to have had an overall budget of $100 million (significantly larger than the $58 million spent on the Deadpool movie), making it a very costly investment for Activision. So it’s a damn shame that they soon won’t be able to earn more money from it, and we have Disney to thank. At least second-hand physical copies will still be available. That’s better than nothing, I guess.