#1 Posted by ansys (62 posts) -

Will Wolfenstein ever return to steam?

#2 Edited by believer258 (11903 posts) -

Which one? The Raven remake, the (not actually) 3-D one, or the Return one?

#3 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Which one? The Raven remake, the (not actually) 3-D one, or the Return one?

Probably the one that this forum is for.

B.J. Blazkowicz returns, guns blazing, to stop the Nazis from harnessing the power of an alternate dimension known as the Black Sun.

#4 Posted by believer258 (11903 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Which one? The Raven remake, the (not actually) 3-D one, or the Return one?

Probably the one that this forum is for.

B.J. Blazkowicz returns, guns blazing, to stop the Nazis from harnessing the power of an alternate dimension known as the Black Sun.

Yeah, but sometimes people just haphazardly post to the forums. And sometimes I'm too tired and uncaring to pay attention.

#5 Edited by konig_kei (617 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@lordandrew said:
@believer258 said:

Which one? The Raven remake, the (not actually) 3-D one, or the Return one?

Probably the one that this forum is for.

B.J. Blazkowicz returns, guns blazing, to stop the Nazis from harnessing the power of an alternate dimension known as the Black Sun.

Yeah, but sometimes people just haphazardly post to the forums. And sometimes I'm too tired and uncaring to pay attention.

Didn't see that fat picture of the skeleton nazi wit lightning around it?

#6 Posted by Winternet (8018 posts) -

Was this on Steam at some point? If so, why did it stop being available?

#7 Edited by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

It was on Steam at some point, I bought it on Steam myself a couple years ago. I didn't know it was taken off though, that's odd. It was better than most people gave it credit for I think, Raven and id usually have some really good gunplay. My main complaint about it was they have you running around the main city killing guards over and over to go to each mission, why not just show a cutscene and do a loading screen into the next mission?

You can still get it for pretty cheap on eBay if you want to go with a physical copy.

#8 Posted by ansys (62 posts) -

Yes, the 2009 version it was on steam, maybe it has something to do with distribution rights.

#9 Posted by ansys (62 posts) -

A user has posted this on the steam forums, but I can't find the source for it:

According to the recent QuakeCon announcement, Wolfenstein should return to steam along with Quake Wars before Quakecon 2013 in August. These titles were pulled because Activision is no longer the publisher. Bethesda/id purchased the rights to these and is now the publisher.

#10 Edited by Forcen (1823 posts) -

I just remembered this game and checked if it was on steam and was disappointed. Bethesda should be able to put this out now right?

#11 Edited by Eaxis (925 posts) -

I have been looking for a legal way to buy this game since I've enjoyed Raven games. Frustrated that it's not available anywhere.

#12 Posted by august (3845 posts) -

It's probably like the old Fallouts where they have to do the work to go into the games and pull out any logos or references to the original publishers. So there's a bit of delay while they do that.

#13 Edited by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

Hope it does return soon. It's a great game, and I wouldn't mind double dipping for the PC version.

#14 Edited by crithon (3220 posts) -

I'm confused? Do you mean this? Or are you talking about the rights of the 2d ones before iD Software by Apogee which are now with Duke Nukem is having problem with the rights holders?

#15 Posted by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

@crithon said:

I'm confused? Do you mean this? Or are you talking about the rights of the 2d ones before iD Software by Apogee which are now with Duke Nukem is having problem with the rights holders?

He's talking about the game up on top of the page. :P

#16 Edited by fisk0 (4104 posts) -

@crithon said:

I'm confused? Do you mean this? Or are you talking about the rights of the 2d ones before iD Software by Apogee which are now with Duke Nukem is having problem with the rights holders?

There was one released after the games in that package, a game simply titled Wolfenstein, which was developed by Raven and published by ActiVision in 2009.

The Id ones are probably available since Bethesda owns both the studio and the IP, while Wolfenstein 2009 is unavailable because Raven is owned by Activision, but the IP is owned by Bethesda.

#17 Posted by crithon (3220 posts) -

@fisk0: OH YEEEEAAAAAHHHHH, I forgot about that one..... man, I wish those re-titled names were easier to tell apart. It was never in the id packs.... huh I wonder why?