Frogwares Warns Players Not To Purchase Steam Version Of The Sinking City

 The Sinking City finds itself in another confusing quagmire as the developer urges Steam users not to buy the Lovecraftian horror title


In a strange turn of events, Ukrainian developer Frogwares warned players not to purchase The Sinking City on Steam. Their reasoning? The game’s developer claims they did not, in fact, work on the Steam version of the game that launched today on Valve’s hugely popular digital distribution service despite the game’s own Steam page listing them as the developer.

The studio took to Steam and social media, advising players to avoid the Nacon-published title, which has received largely negative reviews since it became available today, and promised more details would be made available soon.


Unsurprisingly, this news came as a surprise to confused fans who had already purchased the game.

This marks yet another unfortunate turn of events for a game that’s seemed cursed since it first released in 2019. The game was pulled from Steam and the Epic Games Store last year amid a legal dispute between Frogwares and Nacon, alleging the publisher had refused to pay “roughly 1 million euros,” to the Kyiv-based developer.

The Sinking City is a Lovecraftian action-adventure title that puts players in control of Charles W. Reed, a private eye and war veteran who arrives at the flooded city of Oakmont to solve the mystery behind the terrifying visions he’s been plagued by.

The game found new life last week as a surprise release on the PlayStation 5, boasting new features and improved performance.

So, what are your thoughts on the latest chapter in The Sinking City’s strange saga? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.


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