If you purchased and downloaded the most recent James Bond game, 007 Legends, from Steam before today, you might be pretty lucky. The Steam service has now pulled all traces of the recent super-spy game from publisher Activision today, along with the two previously released James Bond games from Activision that were made for the PC.
That includes Quantum of Solace, developed by Treyarch and released in 2008, and James Bond 007: Blood Stone, released in 2010 by the now defunct Bizarre Creations. 007 Legends, which fashioned a storyline based on several previous Bond movies and the current film Skyfall, was released for the PC in November and was developed by Eurocom. The game received poor reviews and soon after its release Eurocom closed its doors.
The missing James Bond games on Steam were first noted by Steam users on the forums earlier today. The games are also missing from Activision's own PC game download store. It's possible that Activision's rights to publish James Bond games have now expired. We have contacted Activision's PR rep to obtain more information.
Previous to Activision, Electronic Arts had the rights to publish James Bond based PC and computer games.
Source: Steam | Image via Activision