Stranger Things 3: The game is removed from the list steam And Gog On August 31st. Anyone who owned the game in any of the storefronts before it was removed will continue to have full access to it, but it will no longer be available for purchase.
“We are so grateful to all the Stranger Things fans who traveled with us back in time to the summer of 1985 for this Hawkins adventure,” said developer BonusXP on Steam.
No reason was given for the delisting, but I think Netflix is taking back control of its properties in order to further its gaming ambitions. In May, the company announced a New batch in play, that solidify in july By appointing former Oculus Vice President of Content Mike Verdu as Vice President of Game Development. And perhaps it’s no coincidence that Netflix is now testing Stranger Things 3 and Stranger Things: 1984 through its mobile app in Poland.
Let’s talk about Netflix and games. Members in Poland today can try out Netflix mobile games on Android using two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. It’s very early days and we have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this is the first step. https://t.co/yOl44PGY0rAugust 26, 2021
Netflix said that Stranger Things games offered through its app will not contain ads or in-app purchases, and will be included in a Netflix membership. How – or if – non-subscribers will gain access to the game is unclear.
This will be the second loss of gaming content for Stranger Things fans this month: On August 16, Behavior Interactive announced that Stranger Things is content in the asymmetrical horror and survival game. Died in broad daylight It will be pulled from sale on November 17, and again, no reason was given for the removal. Dead By Daylight players received a proper warning window about the content being removed, though – it won’t be taken out of circulation until November 17 – while the surprise deletion of the GOG slate seemed to amaze users: Announcing the removal, a “publisher request”, was barely made. Posted more than 24 hours before it was due to happen. The Steam ad, on the other hand, went up on August 25, a day before Netflix announced a test of the gaming app.
And it’s not just games that are disappearing. The Stranger Things 3: Game Twitter account has been deleted (here’s a cached version on Wayback Machine) and the web page for BonusXP’s Stranger Things 3 gone too.
Stranger Things 3: The game is also available on Epic Games Store, which does not currently indicate that removal is in the near future – although that may be because Epic does not have forums where such messages can be posted. I’ve reached out to Epic to inquire about the status of the game, and will update if I receive a response.