If you're yet to play Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment (or several other games by Frogwares) on the PS4 then you might want to buy it pretty sharpish.
It was announced late this week that the game is being removed from the digital PlayStation store this weekend.
According to GamesIndustry.Biz the games have already been removed from Steam and various PC storefronts.
It's all because Frogwares' deal with publisher Focus Home Interactive has ended, and the Focus are refusing to transfer the rights to those store listings to Frogwares.
"As it stands right now, the only game left is Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments which only has until September 29th," Frogwares said.
"It is possible that it will be taken down at this date or earlier if nothing is done. The players will no longer be able to buy and play the game. We will also lose all our Wishlists on those store pages. As the creators and IP owners of all those games, we have no control and no say in this. The decision of Focus Home left us voiceless."
It's all a bit of a mess and regardless of the muddle policy that's causing the confusion, the be all and end all is that the games are being pulled from digital storefronts.
You can read the statement from Frogwares, below:
The Ukrainian dev also pleaded for any potential help, writing: "Right now, we are in a tough situation. We are preparing ourselves for a significant loss. To those parties that can help us and have influence over the situation – feel free to contact us."
Though Crimes and Punishment will be removed in the coming hours, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes and Magrunner: Dark Pulse have already been removed from the various PS3 and Xbox 360 stores.
Unless something drastic changes, it also doesn't appear as though the games could return to storefronts for some time, if at all.
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