Frogwares takes over publishing duties on The Sinking City

Frogwares takes over publishing duties on The Sinking City

Ukrainian developer Frogwares is now the sole publisher of horror title The Sinking City.

In a post on Twitter, the company said that it would now be handling publishing duties on all platforms, with an updated version of the game coming to Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG and GamesPlanet in the near future. This iteration of The Sinking City isn't compatible with the existing edition; Steam players will have the option to keep the old version if they want. This version of the game will be available until February 28th.

Players on both Steam and Epic Games will be able to download and use new saves from Frogwares.

"We want to thank you all for your support and patience and we look forward to sharing more news about the future of The Sinking City very soon," the developer wrote on social media.

The controversy surrounding The Sinking City goes back in 2020 when the game's original publisher, French outfit Nacon, took Frogwares to court after the studio terminated its contract with the company. This was due to the developer claiming that Nacon owed it €1 million in royalties and had breached its licensing agreement.

The Paris Court of Appeal sided with Nacon in an October 2020 decision, which saw The Sinking City return to sale on Steam. Frogwares later issued a DMCA strike which resulted in the title being removed from Valve's platform. This was due to the studio alleging that the version of The Sinking City that Nacon had published on Steam after the French court decision was actually a cracked version of the game. Nacon denied these claims.

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.