Posted Thu Oct 8, 2015 at 07:08 AM PDT by Justin Clark
Digital version pulled from storefront.
Sharp folks over at ICXM.net have made the strange discovery that the digital version of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' has gone conspicuously missing from the Xbox Store. In addition, it appears that even third-party retailers like Amazon don't even carry the game's season pass anymore. The game's description on the Xbox Store simply states that it is now available from your local retailer.
Polygon has reached out to both Microsoft and Activision to discover the reason for the pull. Microsoft was, as expected, tight-lipped except to state that the game had indeed been "temporarily removed" and that they are "actively engaged with Activision to return it as soon as possible."
Activision was similarly mum about it, though the wording of their statement is interesting, in that it included the fact that "Activision did not remove the digital version of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' from the Xbox Games Store."
It's of course easy to get out our tinfoil hats and conjecture something about Sony having something to do with it, considering how much Activision seems to have gotten in bed with the publisher far as their treatment of both 'Call of Duty' and 'Destiny' go, but as of right now, there's simply no word. All we know right now is, as of this moment, anyone who's already pre-ordered the digital version doesn't seem to be effected. We'll keep you posted, as always, if the situation changes.
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