It may be a temporary thing.
Alpha Protocol

The Steam store listing for Alpha Protocol was updated today. Instead of a normal store listing for the game, the page now says that Alpha Protocol has been pulled from sale on Steam at the request of the publisher. The publisher in this case being Sega.

It's not at all clear what is happening with the game to result in Sega halting sales. Typically when a game that has been released is suddenly pulled, it means one of a few things. Either a remaster or remake of the game is coming soon, there is a licensing issue with audio in the game, or it was pulled due to a variety of content related reasons.

I don't believe this is an issue with the content in the game as it has been out for nearly 9 years now across multiple platforms. There is the possibility that it does have something to do with the game's use of one licensed track. The song "Turn Up the Radio" by Autograph is used in the game at one point. It could be that or it could be that a potential remaster is coming. I don't expect to see a full remake of the game. After all, it's only Alpha Protocol we're talking about here. But a remaster? Yeah, that seems entirely plausible.

We'll be sure to keep an eye out and let you know what happens with the game in the days and weeks ahead.

About This Game

Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so means he must cut himself off from the very people he is sworn to protect. As players determine how to accomplish different objectives, the decisions made and actions taken in each mission will ultimately transform the type of secret agent Michael Thorton will become. Every choice the player makes as Michael Thorton will carry consequences for his future and the fate of the world.