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Alpha Protocol taken down from Steam because the licensed music rights have expired

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Abu Antar, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Announcement: https://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.p...ights-have-expired.128229/page-4#post-6187920

    There could be an Alpha Protocol remaster. The game has been delisted from Steam at SEGA’s request.
    As you see: Store page doesn’t even load when linked to here. It says on the very page that:
    Notis: På begäran av utgivaren är Alpha Protocol™ inte längre till salu på Steam.
    Notice: At the rquest from the publisher, this game is no longer on sale on Steam.

    My guess is that Microsoft might have bought the rights to the IP.
    I don’t know if this is thread worthy.
     
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  2. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Maybe Microsoft related? I assume they contacted SEGA for it to at least get it on Game Pass/Microsoft Store.
     
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  3. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Your guess is as good as mine.
     
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  4. Turuko Novice

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    AP had licensed music :salute:
     
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  5. Lutte Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    And now this game is nothing but history.


    Dude thinking a remaster may be coming is :fabulously optimistic:, I bet on it just being seen as a taint by the publisher that should cease to exist.
     
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  6. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    This could still mean either licenes ran out or Microsoft has taken over. Weird wording.
     
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  7. Quillon Cipher

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    So Obs made MS buy the IP from SEGA! Fuck yeah, AP2 confirmed :P
     
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  8. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Crossposting

     
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  9. Quillon Cipher

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    It would be awesome if it turns out they are making AP2 instead of a Skyrim-clone :fabulouslyoptimistic:
     
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  10. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Maybe both.

    I don't really believe an AP sequel is in the making, though.
     
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  11. Flou Learned

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    Definately a weird wording. Does anyone even know of cases where the publishing rights of a game revert back to the developer after a period of time has passed?
     
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    Cool, maybe we'll finally get Beta Protocol.
     
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  13. Quillon Cipher

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    Alpha Brotocol, yo.
     
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  14. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Alpha pro2col
     
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  15. Morgoth Arcane

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    Alpha Broccoli, fag.
     
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  16. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    SJW Propagandacol :P

    But no.
    People would be more interested in Skyrim-clone and poeIII.
     
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  17. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Which might be the same thing, no?
     
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  18. c2007 Savant

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    Wow, I literally bought it just in time?

    Should have bought a lottery ticket, I won't get that lucky again.
     
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  19. normie Learned Zionist Agent

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    2 Alpha 2 Protocol
     
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  20. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Is it possible that SEGA's ownership of the Alpha Protocol IP was a time-limited arrangement and Obsidian have never revealed that to the public?

    Remember, Alpha Protocol was originally meant to be an Obsidian-owned IP like The Outer Worlds. Obsidian actually ceded it to SEGA during the game's development because they needed more development funds. And that may have happened...exactly a decade ago.
     
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  21. Quillon Cipher

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    Seems this made news everywhere, never knew AP was this popular :D
     
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  22. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Sooo the only place to get it is torrenting?![​IMG]
     
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  23. Hellion Arbiter

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    There are still steam codes for sale in keyshops like Instant Gaming, or the occasional retail copy available on Amazon.
     
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    Never forget one of the best NPCs ever:
     
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