With the return of “The Sinking City” to Steam, Frogwares asks you not to buy it.
According to a tweet from Frogwares, Sunken city For sale on Steam is not created by the team.
The studio has not released any other updates on the matter, but it may be related to a dispute between the developer and the game publisher Nacon, the latter formerly Big Ben Interactive (thanks to GI.biz).
As early as 2020, the studio withdrew from the game market and terminated its contract with Nacon, because the company claimed that it owed the publisher money due to reaching the milestone, so Nacon owns the Frogwares franchise of close to 1
Last month, the game was returned to the digital store due to a decision of the Paris Court of Appeal, which stated that Frogwares had terminated its contract with Nacon in an “obviously illegal manner.”
When the game was released on PS5 last week, Frogwares issued a statement saying that it was both the developer and publisher of the version. However, the PS4 distribution has a separate publisher and a different game ID. This is due to the ongoing legal and “technical conditions” leading to the lack of PS4 platform upgrades.
Hope that the problem between the two will be resolved soon, and Frogwares will provide more information about this version, which can now be obtained through Steam.