Figured this would happen somehow or someday. Glad I legit downloaded it.
THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH YOUR DIGITAL GAMES!!!
Eh... doesn't bother me. Physical has its downsides as well. Just depends on what scenario you feel most comfortable with.
The only downsides are having the disc scratched, losing the disc, and having to get up and getting the disc to put it in.
The downside of downloading games is the possibility of never being able to download the game again.
I'll stick with discs.
Some disc games have very limited prints as well. And physical media degrades physical discs won't be forever either. Besides that so many games in today's age are so reliant on day one patches and internet connections that even if you have a disc copy its going to be mostly useless.
People on GAF were contemplating that it most likely has to do with Norman Reedus' likeness being in PT at the end of the game. Apparently whatever contract he had with Konami for that project is up now or so the rumors go that I've been reading. Also, its a free demo so... you can be disappointed but I dunno that anyone has the right to really complain....
Eh, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. All of the previous games were either saddled by some gimmicky bullshit or they were trying to re-create a weird Frankenstein version of an older game like with THPS HD.
Also the powerups and projectiles thing doesn't worry me in the slightest right now. THUG had weird driving mini-games but the majority of that game was still pretty damn good. Other companies have hit it out of the park before after a bad track record. Look at Rocksteady games. They made some hot garbage before they got their hands on Batman and finally hit one out of the park.
So seems that even if you have it in your library list PT is gone forever now. Any attempts to download it just result in a failure notification now even if its in your download list. All those people who thought they would be able to download it at their leisure at a later date are pissed right now.