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Just came across this news a couple of days ago.

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We’d like to inform you that, due to the change of licensing rights, Falcon Collection will be delisted from our catalog on Thursday, April 27th, 3 PM UTC.

For everyone who purchased the title prior to delisting, it will remain in their GOG library.

 

Source: https://www.gog.com/forum/general/delisting_falcon_collection/page1

Article at Stormbirds blog.

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GOG delisting Falcon with rights change

Since 2016, one of the ways to get the original Falcon 4.0 was through the storefront at GOG.com. The original version could then be upgraded to the latest community created BMS release from there. Things are changing, however, as an announcement has Falcon 4.0 becoming delisted from the store.

License change

I’ve been trying to follow the winding road of who the license holder of Falcon has been over the years. After Microprose released it in 1998, Falcon 4.0 has bounced around a little bit and it appears that until 2016 the rights were held by Atari. Then Atari, either by sale or agreement, enabled it to be sold by GOG.com and that was the state of things until 2023.

An announcement on the GOG forums indicates that things are changing.

We’d like to inform you that, due to the change of licensing rights, Falcon Collection will be delisted from our catalog on Thursday, April 27th, 3 PM UTC.

For everyone who purchased the title prior to delisting, it will remain in their GOG library.

‘Delisting: Falcon Coillection’ on the GOG.com forums

The product still appears to be on sale on Steam with publisher Retroism, a group that calls themselves a “haven for timeless games,” appearing in the publisher information section.

There are comments coming from multiple forum posts that Atari is buying it back (or changing an agreement) but I’ve not yet found any official statements or links to any statements to corroborate.

 

Finish reading article here: https://stormbirds.blog/2023/04/21/gog-delisting-falcon-with-rights-change/

 

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