developer Lab Zero Games and co-publisher Autumn Games terminated their business relationship with Konami last month, the idea was to make deploying patches to the console version of the fighter easier.
According to Lab Zero CEO Peter Bartholow
, the relationship with Konami was not working out for the best, and a split would mean that updates for the console game would be more streamlined. However, it would appear that Konami was not completely onboard with this train of thought.
Talking during a Twitch livestream, and as reported by Polygon
, Lab Zero design director Mike Zaimont confirmed that Konami has now requested the game be removed from Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.
Lab Zero wasn't even made aware of the takedown request, until Sony contacted the studio to let it know that the game would be pulled from PSN in December. Notably, Konami has no say over the Japanese and PC versions.
The studio is currently looking to get a new version of the game ready for PSN and Xbox Live, with publishing help from Marvelous AQL on the latter platform. "If it doesn't [get approved], Skullgirls
is going to disappear until everybody comes back from winter break," the Lab Zero designer said. "Sony's QA goes home on the 17th, which means we have to give this to them immediately."