I hypothesise that somewhere in the bowels of Activision there is an accountant. He has a big spreadsheet of all their games which shows the ones that almost made money, but just failed to miss their sales targets. These games are now being sent the porters who push the games on to PS4 and Xbox One with little in the way of improvements and at little cost, and the hope is the extra PS4 and Xbox One sales will push the game in to profit.
The explains Prototypes 1 and 2, and now the PS4 and Xbox One release of Deadpool which is coming this November.
— GameStop (@GameStop) August 31, 2015
The Xbox One and PS4 versions will include all the DLC from the earlier versions, including two new levels and two suits. However, unlike the Prototypes, Deadpool is listed as a full priced Xbox One game. Ouch. Maybe it’s to cash in on the hype for the forthcoming movie.
Deadpool has been missing from digital stores for almost two years after Marvel and Activision terminated their publishing deal.
If Activision Accountant is reading this, may I suggest you run the numbers for Blur, the Transformers Cybertron series, and Singularity please.