In a surprising turn of events on the downloadable front, Konami and Autumn Games’ Skullgirls, which was released last year on PSN and XBLA, has been requested to be pulled from both digital marketplaces by Konami for unknown reasons.
In a Twitch stream of the game, Mike Zaimont of Autumn Games (Design Director for Skullgirls) had mentioned that Konami was requesting for the game to be delisted on PSN and Xbox Live, although only finding out about it after its approval by Sony and Microsoft. As a result, Autumn Games is now trying to submit a new build of the game and pass certification for PSN and XBLA before the holidays. While the game will be left unaffected for those playing offline, online play will be disabled while the game goes for recertification.
While the reasons for the request from Konami of pulling Skullgirls is still unknown, many signs are pointing to tensions between the publisher and Autumn Games after both companies had “terminated their business relationship” last month.
After experiencing difficulties with Konami in developing and approving patches for their games, hopefully with the recertification and submission of Skullgirls, Autumn Games can release the most recent version with the latest patches for a smooth and enjoyable fighting experience.