The Sinking City: Can The Fate Of Frogwares’ Horror Game Finally Be Settled?!

After years of confusion, video game developer Frogwares has announced the return of the horror game The Sinking City!



After years of internal company debate, the horror title The Sinking City is officially back! The developer Frogwares became the exclusive publisher of the game. Frogwares fought with Nacon over legal complications related to the game. But now that Frogwares has fully taken over the IP, Lovecraftian horror is back from the depths of despair.

First released in 2019, The Sinking City is an open-world horror game set in a seaside town inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Players assume the role of a detective tasked with finding the source of otherworldly creatures plaguing the townspeople. Although the game was well received by the public, it was removed from the list several times due to severe battles between Frogwares and Nacon. Now, however, a definite comeback is in sight.

After years of disputes and legal issues with former publisher Nacon, developer Frogwares now owns the exclusive publishing rights to The Sinking City. He promised fans that the game would come back stronger than ever. Frogwares accused Nacon of illegally pirating The Sinking City on Steam. It withheld payments to the developer, leading to multiple court battles between the two studios. Fans suffered as a result. Frogwares was barred from bug fixes and general support for the game as the developer struggled to obtain Nacon’s publishing rights. In a surprise announcement, Frogwares confirmed that they are now the exclusive publisher of the horror title, prompting fans of the game to rejoice at the good news.


Frogwares has an eye on the future of The Sinking City


Now that the legal dispute is a thing of the past, Frogwares has informed players that the studio is looking to the future. In announcing the news regarding the release, Frogwares shared some critical information regarding the current version of the game and future iterations. These are the following:


  • Due to technical complications, old saves will not be compatible with the latest version of the game.
  • Players have until February 28th to finish their existing gameplay, after which they must start a new save.
  • Players can download a playable save file from Steam or the Epic Games Store to enjoy the latest version of the game.
  • Steam players will have to choose whether to continue their old save or start a new playthrough.


While the feud between Frogwares and Nacon has resulted in a backlog of unpatched bugs, Frogwares wants to update the existing game. At the same time, it hints at further good news.

Frogwares expressly referred to The Sinking City as a “franchise” in the announcement post, so fans of Lovecraftian Horror will want to keep an eye out for possible future updates.

Audiences continue to respond well to Lovecraftian tales. Many consider the game to be one of the best detective horror games out there. With Frogwares ready to go full steam ahead with game updates and possibly new content, fans of The Sinking City can once again take their axe to the horror title…

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