Warner Bros. gives Adult Swim games back to their creators instead of killing them


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Warner Bros. Discovery has spent at least two months threatening over a dozen indie game developers to “retire” their games, with little to no response to what they say is a simple fix for players of the game. And why couldn't they do better? And manufacturer.

Last weekend, one of the creators of Adult Swim games was affected by the closure of Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD). Posted on x (formerly Twitter) that they received an email from Warner Bros. indicating that their duck game Was “safe”. ,[T]That game is being returned with Corptron [its] Store pages on all platforms, Landon wrote. The same went for Owen Deery, whose game received a notice from WBD small radio big television Attention was drawn to the activities of the media group and to what Posted That his game ownership and store listings will also be returned to him.

As PC Gamer notes, the 60-day deadline originally provided to developers to delist their games has passed, and yet most of the Adult Swim Games titles are still in existence.

It appears that WBD narrowly avoided damaging its credibility with developers by not engaging in remarkably short-sighted, low-effort sabotage. As noted fister Developer Matt Kane, in an Ars comment, said transferring a game from one publisher account to another “really takes a minute to get started,” but at the time WBD representatives claimed they had transferred the game to the original creators. Have made the universal decision not to transfer.” Developers can only speculate as to why WBD would choose to remove their games instead of continuing the flow of sales or simply letting them transfer. Deery previously suggested that The move can also be stressful due to the small amount of paperwork required to track and distribute sales and tax forms.

Developers could re-list their games, but all of the game's reviews, discussions, screenshots, achievements, and other related media would be lost.

Ars has requested comment from WBD and will update this post with any response.

WBD's move to “retire” the titles on the game storefront came after the relative closure of both the once-promising Adult Swim Games and the Warner Bros./Discovery merger, which often led to cancellation of the media to claim tax rights. Went and was put on the back burner. -Offs. Joint firm shuts down gaming/anime studio Rooster Teeth, shuts down movies like bat girl And coyote vs acmeand acquired many popular titles from its streaming service, now known as Max.

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