In a mysterious turn of events, Activision-published James Bond games have been removed from two digital distribution platforms - Steam and Activision's own service. The reason behind the titles being yanked has yet to be revealed.
The games in question – James Bond: 007 Blood Stone (Bizarre Creations), Quantum of Solace (Treyarch) and 007 Legends (Eurocom) – were all part of Steam’s recent Winter Sale, according to Polygon. Given the obsessive rate people usually buy things during those, it’s hard to imagine sales weren’t at least mildly impressive.
It seems implausible that Activision would yank these titles of their own accord, especially with Bond’s post-Skyfall resurgence in popularity. I imagine this is mostly likely a rights issue or some sort of server faux paux. Activision, as far as the public knows, holds the Bond video game rights until 2014. There has been whispering on NeoGAF that they’re interested in cutting back on their licensed games portfolio, though.
Anyone have the number for the British Secret Service? I believe they’d be the best ones to speak with regarding this investigation. I’ll update this post if I’m able to contact them or Activision.