Licensing Issues Strike Again – BurgerTime World Tour Being Taken Down

By Ishaan . April 16, 2014 . 9:00am

BurgerTime World Tour, a modern version of BurgerTime, will be delisted from digital stores on April 30th, publisher Monkey Paw Games have announced.

 

Up until its delisting, the game will be available at a discount for $4.99. BurgerTime World Tour is available on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii as a download title.

 

Monkey Paw confirmed in a press release that the delisting is due to the expiration of the game’s licensing agreement.

 

“Removing a game is never something we like to do, but it is part of the nature of working with retro game franchises,” said Ryan Olsen, PR Manager for MonkeyPaw Games. “For those that have yet to snack on the game, we are offering it at a tasty price before BurgerTime World Tour is taken off the menu.”


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  • Janrabbit

    Not Burgertime World Tour! Anything but Burgertime World Tour!

  • Anthony L.

    Let it die. A poor remake and insult to the original. If you need a good remake, the Gameboy one is sufficient.

  • Anthony Hadow

    While I don’t know much about this title. I don’t understand why these digital copies can’t have a clause to keep the game up.

  • Learii

    what this game about anyway

    • Satori Satya

      It’s an updated version of the old timey arcade game Burger Time. Where you have to make burgers while avoiding enemies and flimsy platforms.

      Its an so-so game. For the price, it might be worth it for those that are a bit of collectors and that are into old school stuff.

      But stay away from the Wiiware version. Due to limitations of that service, they only provided what is really a glorified demo. Without many stages seen in the other versions.

  • otakumike

    They should have just offered it for ps+ then. :/

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    Meenwhile on Japanese PSN….

  • doubleO7

    This is my biggest problem with digital games, specially licensed ones. If you don’t have it already, and it ends up being taken down, its gone for good. There’s no “I’ll just hunt down a copy at a used game store.”

    • MasterofMidnight

      Except you can always find other means of downloading it…

      It’s like the problem with physical games is that sometimes it’s not released in your region and you can’t get a physical version working.

      Horses for courses my boy.

      • doubleO7

        As I assume most people reading this can infer, I was specifically referring to legal options.

        Of course, there’s always less-than-legal options out there, but not everybody would immediately turn to that, and it doesn’t make the lack of legal purchasing options for a digital game that someone, somewhere might have been willing to buy any less disappointing.

        But as you point out, there are certainly situations where such methods are more justified than others.

    • Harley Gorillason

      And what if there isn’t any used copies to be found? The removal from sale of a product is not a digital exclusive problem.

      • doubleO7

        It’s not quite the same thing. If a game was released in a physical format, copies are out there. Maybe its extremely rare and costs an extraordinarily ridiculous amount of money on eBay, but at least I can still buy a copy if I really wanted to.

        The same can not be said of digital games, where in the case of its removal, all legal options for acquiring it are gone for good.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Gotta love that digital future.

  • Göran Isacson

    Kinda curious about a thing now: since the developers contract with the license holders expired, does this mean that the game is just gone forevers, OR. Can the license holder decide to just put it up for sale at another site, without having to pay the developers one rotten dime? Is the game jointly owned between both license holder or developer, or are the developers just screwed when the license contract expires?

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