Ubisoft’s most recent Call of Juarez games have been delisted from the digital distribution networks. Both Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Call of Juarez: The Cartel are no longer available for purchase from the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Store, or from Steam.
Techraptor noted that Call of Juarez: Gunslinger did receive a physical release for PC in Europe, so if you missed out on the game you might be able to import a physical copy, or ride the “raging rivers” to acquire a digital version of the game. Xbox and PlayStation gamers are fresh out of luck for the digital releases of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. There are still physical iterations of the game available for PS3 and Xbox 360, so it’s possible to still pick up a version for the seventh-gen twins.
Hopefully the removal of the games has nothing to do with retrofitting them for political correctness. Keep in mind that Call of Juarez: The Cartel had a few raunchy scenes and plenty of topless chicks sprinkled throughout the game, as evident in the video below from Bartbear.
PlayStation Lifestyle notes that you can still acquire Call of Juarez: Gunslinger from Amazon and the Uplay store, so maybe it has something to do with licensing on other third-party digital distributors?
In today’s overly politically correct society, Ubisoft might be fixing to re-release both games as HD-remasters for the Xbox One and PS4, but maybe they’re making some changes and removing the sexy women and topless scenes to avoid upsetting SJWs?
These days you can never quite tell.
Nevertheless, since the latest two Call of Juarez games were not released on Xbox One and PS4, it’s very possible that Ubisoft is removing the older versions for updated remasters. It’s not like this hasn’t happened before, where games like Darksiders, Devil May Cry and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow had their older versions replaced with remastered editions.
The older Call of Juarez titles are still available on Steam and digital distribution outlets — the ones that weren’t published by Ubisoft.
If Ubisoft decided to simply pull both games and have no means of replacing them, then it’s just another notch on the measuring stick of reasons why gamers aren’t too thrilled about this “all digital future”. However, knowing Ubisoft, they might be looking to re-release both games as remastered editions.