The next victim of Activision’s expiring licenses on Steam is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, which is currently grinding a rail to oblivion and is days away from landing with the rail nestled right in its crotch.
It hasn’t been explicitly stated that expired licenses are the reason for the game being removed from Steam, but that’s usually the case with these things – especially games with so much licensed music.
Just like TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan was pulled from Steam so soon after release, chances are the money the games are making doesn’t outweigh the cost of keeping them up.
On the bright side, you can get Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD right now for $1.99. It’ll be gone forever on July 17 – at least from the Steam store.
It’s likely you’ll still be able to pick the game up from Amazon or other key resellers and still redeem it on Steam but if you don’t want to take the chance, $2 is a good price.