Author Topic: Outpost 2 For Free on Steam?  (Read 408 times)

Offline Sorcer

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Outpost 2 For Free on Steam?
« on: December 06, 2019, 12:22:14 AM »
Would this be an option? I mean it has the potential to reach a wider audience, potentially have ability to match make easier, and if possible integration with STEAM Workshop, who knows new blood making campaign missions and such could be fun!

Offline Sirbomber

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Re: Outpost 2 For Free on Steam?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 08:14:16 AM »
Not without permission from whoever owns the rights to the game now.
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Offline Sorcer

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Re: Outpost 2 For Free on Steam?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2019, 05:24:21 PM »
Who has the rights? Lev? or is it whoever sierra was sold to?

Offline leeor_net

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Re: Outpost 2 For Free on Steam?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 02:58:31 PM »
Nobody's really sure. It could still be Vivendi Universal or it could be Activision. We do know that the trademarks have lapsed so there is clearly no interest in the IP, however it is still under copyright protection for at least another 50 years or so, so it would be impossible to publish on Steam without first acquiring the distribution rights to the game.

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Re: Outpost 2 For Free on Steam?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 12:47:47 AM »
guess now it's a question of seeing if we can find out who holds the rights, and ask them if we can do it. of course if that's even of interest to people.