Nacon and Frogware’s The Sinking City has returned to Steam, Xbox and the Microsoft Store following its delisting last year due to a court order. The PlayStation Network version will also be returning sometime soon. The game was originally removed from digital storefronts due to a dispute between publisher Nacon and developer Frogware, the dispute is still ongoing at this time. Among the reasons for the dispute is unpaid royalties, Frogware claims that Nacon owes them around €1 million.
Here’s what Nacon had to say:
Confirmed in its expectations by this decision and regardless of the time needed to resolve this dispute definitively, NACON is continuing its action in defense of its rights and has proceeded with the execution of this court decision by asking platforms and sites to put The Sinking City game back online so that no one is held hostage to this situation.
The Court ruled that Frogwares had terminated the contract in a ‘manifestly unlawful’ manner and, as a result, ordered, as a ‘precautionary measure, the continuation of the contract (…) until its term or until a decision is made on the breach of this contract and ordered Frogwares Ireland to refrain from any action on the breach of this contract and ordered Frogwares Ireland to refrain from any action that impedes this continuation.