For those unaware, this game's development has had a wild ride to release and I highly recommend reading Eurogamer's interview with some anonymous Starbreeze devs about the game and company in generals fall (link to the interview). Otherwise the short version is...
- Game initially releases on PC early November after a closed beta that wasn't well received, doesn't really make a blip on the radar as it's released between 2 much better games (Read Dead Redemption 2 and Hitman 2) and 2 far move interesting bad games (The Quiet Man and Fallout 76).
- With the games poor sales and reception and precipitous position of the company, which filled for reconstruction days earlier, a 30 dollar "starter edition" version of the game is released on steam, which featured all of season 1(which was the content available at launch) but wouldn't included the yet to be released season 2 content(which was planned as 9 episodes, some free some paid to be released up through June of 2019)
- Late Jaunuary, the console versions of the game are delayed indefinitely ahead of the planned February release date
- As of this past couple of weeks, nothing much has changed, the game generally has 500-1000 players in game and so far 3 of the season 2 episodes have been released, with episode 1 being paid and 2 and 3 being free, and with a patch set to be released in just a few days...
Which brings us to now, with the game being delisted from steam(as in, the store page doesn't even exist anymore), and with the no indication if any future content/patches will be completed and released. As someone who actually bought and played through the game, do I feel like it was bad enough to be removed from sale? Not really. It's not a good game, it's buggy and lacking in a lot of areas(not to mention giving a terrible first impression with it's awful opening level), but if you come looking for a Ride to Hell: Retribution or a Big Rigs, you'd probably be disappointed. Still though, bad enough for Skybound to put a stop to it, though maybe at this point they are just over video games after the far worse Walking Dead: Survival Instinicts from years ago and the recent Telltale debacle.
If your really, really desperately curious to get the game, you can probably find keys at just about any key retailer, I got mine nearly a month after release for half the price and that one turned out to be an unsold pre-order key (which if that isn't writing on the wall I don't know what is...), though I wouldn't recommend it since trying to play solo is a complete slog and the community is barely there as is.