May be disappearing from XBLA and PSN soon?

#1 Edited by louiedog (2335 posts) -

The game is gone from both services in Europe because Ferrari: The Race Experience came out on PSN and apparently Ferarri's licensing deal means they get to remove the competition. It's still available for now on XBLA. If anyone is at all interested in picking this up, you may want to do so soon, because there's no telling how long it will be available.

Update:

Sega has announced the following:

“Due to the expiry of the contract with Ferrari, Outrun Online Arcade will remain offline on PSN but will still be available on XBLA until Dec 2011.”

#2 Posted by kalmis (1559 posts) -

Oh dear, must purchase then.

#3 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

That sucks but I see what that's happening.  What about Steam versions?

#4 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -
@Diamond: You can no longer buy the game from Steam (and other PC digital distributors), it's removed from the catalogue. However, if you already own the game, you can still re-download it.
#5 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

This game will be on sale next week, between Nov. 22 and 29 for 400 msp. This may be your last chance to play the game as it's being removed from the service next month.

#6 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

This was announced a while ago, but the deadline is coming up. If you like arcade racers check it out.

Also I think Sega could really do very well with Outrun game at the launch of the new consoles with reduced versions for current consoles. Keep it small in scope but have some really impressive graphics. Keep it about relaxing while cruising in luxury. I think it would be really cool & appeal to a lot of casual players (which is a lot more important segment now than it was when outrun was popular).

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