Is This Highschool? Because So Much Drama
Just over a week ago, Frogwares’ The Sinking City came out on PS5 and returned to Steam. The developer is in ongoing legal proceedings with the former publisher Nacon. Due to previous console versions being published by Nacon, they are not eligible for a free upgrade to the current generation of consoles. After The Sinking City returned to Steam, you would think that all is well and good, but you would be wrong. For some reason, Steam has re-listed the old version of the game, the one published by Nacon.
So far, the courts have been siding with Nacon, which is why the Steam version has been re-listed with Nacon as the publisher. However, if Frogwares, or any other developers for that matter, don’t get paid for their work properly, we will be missing out on games that aren’t able to make. The Nintendo Switch, PS5, and other PC versions of the game are self-published by Frogwares, so the sales go to them, but they are discouraging fans from buying the one currently on Steam.
— Frogwares (@Frogwares) February 26, 2021
Nacon has been stiffing the bill they owe to Frogwares for a while, so just avoid buying the game on Steam. Right now, Gamesplanet is the only online retailer to sell the game on PC with Frogwares listed as the publisher. If you want to support Frogwares, that would be the place to do it. The Sinking City is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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