If you’ve ever bought a game on a digital store and then seen it go on sale at a greatly reduced price days later, you know how painful an experience it can be. If you’re using the Epic Games Store to buy games, though, that feeling might soon be a thing of the past–users are now receiving partial refunds for recent purchases made before a game comes on sale.
This news comes via Joshua Boggs, the director at Studio MayDay (and previous director of Framed at Loveshack Entertainment), who tweeted out part of an email he received about a partial refund being paid into his account.
Whoa whoa what?! I’ve clearly been around for too long because I find this refund for a discount I missed on the @EpicGames store absolutely mind blowingly generous. This is incredible? pic.twitter.com/eHfcus5E0K
— Joshua Boggs (@jboggsie) May 15, 2020
“You recently placed orders from the Epic Games Store,” the email reads. “The price of the game(s) you purchased were recently lowered, so we are issue partial refunds for the difference(s).”
This means that players will receive back what they would have saved. It’s a very generous move, in line with their recent decision to not charge developers royalties on their games until they hit $1 million in revenue.
The Epic Games Store is currently handing out free copies of Grand Theft Auto V – Premium Edition, which is absolutely worth claiming. Epic can afford this, in part, due to the extraordinary success of Fortnite, which has brought in $1 billion on mobile alone.