May 23, 2019 The publisher behind Borderlands is working to get the Telltale game back up for sale.
Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands is no longer available on Steam, and other Telltale games are vanishing from digital stores. 2K says it’s trying to get Borderlands back up for sale soon, but if there are any other Telltale games you’d hoped to pick up, you’ll probably want to do that very soon.
“We are working to get Tales from the Borderlands back up on digital storefronts as soon as possible,” a 2K spokesperson tells Eurogamer “All prior digital purchases of the game will of course still be honoured and supported.”
Earlier today, Reddit user Andreas_Pires noticed that the game’s price tag and ‘add to cart’ button had both appeared from Valve’s platform. In a discussion post earlier today, GOG representative Chandra said that “sadly, we need to inform you that, due to the company’s closure, all the remaining Telltale titles will be delisted from our catalog on Monday, May 27, 10am UTC)”.
Tales from the Borderlands is affected by the change, along with the Batman series, The Wolf Among Us, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Sam & Max series. Chandra says that “for everyone who purchased any of said titles prior to delisting, the games will remain in their GOG library.”
Beyond the closure of Telltale, GOG hasn’t offered an explanation for the delisting. However, as pointed out in the forums, all of the games affected are the result of external IPs – Borderlands is owned by Gearbox, while Marvel and DC Comics could be regaining control of their franchises.
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Last year, three Telltale game disappeared from Steam in the wake of the company’s abrupt closure. Monkey Island, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future games were all removed, but it’s not clear why those went while other games were allowed to stay. We’ve reached out to GOG for more information on this matter, and will update when we know more.