Last month, a couple of Call of Juarez
titles were delisted from the Steam Store. It turns out there was a good reason for that. Ubisoft, the publisher behind the franchise, has now sold the rights to the Call of Juarez
franchise to its developer, Techland.
With Techland looking to gain an increasing presence in the publishing business, one of the first things they did was to republish Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
with a temporary 33% discount. The title had been available again on the Steam Store for a little while before the two companies announced the deal. Techland Publishing's CPO Adam Lason had this to say:
Developed by Techland, the Call of Juarez series received a great reception and support from a huge community of players. As Techland Publishing moves forward as a leading publisher, we are delighted to welcome Call of Juarez: Gunslinger to our publishing division. We would like to thank Ubisoft for its incredible work publishing the Call of Juarez games. We’ll continue the great efforts of Ubisoft and support the fans of the Call of Juarez universe in the same dutiful and passionate way.
Techland has promised that more news on the availability of the rest of the games in the franchise will be "shared at a later date". While Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
and Call of Juarez
are still available on digital storefronts, Call of Juarez: The Cartel
remains delisted. Hopefully this means that we'll see the latter title returning to the Steam Store soon.