The Sinking City: Game disappeared from steam again - Update

The Sinking City: Game disappeared from steam again - Update

The Sinking City

Update March 4, 2021: In the meantime, the publisher Nacon has spoken out in detail about the dispute with Frogwares and the current steam chaos surrounding The Sinking City. Accordingly, the publisher rejects all allegations of not having made previously agreed payments. Nacon claims to have paid around ten million euros to develop the game, marketing and other related activities. Rather, Frogwares has already violated contracts and agreements several times in the past.

"In accordance with the court order, Nacon has repeatedly and unsuccessfully asked Frogwares to make the game available on Steam. [...] Frogwares then tried, without the knowledge of Nacon and in violation of our rights, to publish the game on Steam without naming Nacon as the publisher. [...] "

Nacon also always had all financial interests in the Sales proceeds guaranteed via Steam. Nacon regrets the current conflict, for which the publisher is not responsible and which he wanted to avoid. Frogwares and their behavior are to blame for the current situation.

Accordingly, the two parties push the blame aside. In any case, the last word does not seem to have been spoken in this dispute.

Original message: The war of the roses between the Ukrainian developer studio Frogwares and publisher Nacon is entering the next round. On Monday we already reported that Frogwares warned against buying their horror game The Sinking City, which was released last year and which the developers released with Nacon at the time. However, Frogwares and Nacon fell apart in an argument. According to Frogwares, Nacon tried to acquire the rights to the IP on his own. In addition, Nacon withheld so-called milestone payments and still owed Frogwares around one million euros.

Frogwares then distributed The Sinking City (buy now / € 42.49) independently and the PC version of the title was only available through Gamesplanet. Suddenly, however, the game reappeared on Steam. Yesterday we reported that Frogwares accused Nacon of downloading the game from Gamesplanet and then downloading a cracked version on Steam. Frogwares even published a video in which they showed what Nacon supposedly changed the game.

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Sources: Frogwares, PC Games Insider, Vice

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