New GOG Refund Policy Basically Gives Out Free Games

If you ever wanted to play full, $60 games for free, GOG seems to have your back. In a very questionable decision, GOG announced a few days ago that they were implementing a new refund policy that allows gamers to refund any game within 30 days of purchase regardless if it has been downloaded, played, finished, etc.

This was announced via a blog post on GOG.com earlier this week. According to the post, “starting now, you can get a full refund up to 30 days after purchasing a product, even if you downloaded, launched, and played it. That’s it.” This refund policy is an extremely generous one that outdoes Steam’s in every way… and your favorite developers are going to suffer for it.

Steam’s refund policy is famously lenient and leaves a lot of room for people to change their minds about a game while ensuring that gamers don’t get away with playing the thing for free. On Steam, you can return a game within 14 days of purchase for just about any reason and receive a full refund as long as you haven’t played more than two hours of the game; that last part is the important one. There are practically no high-profile games to speak of on Steam that require less than two hours to play through, so if you play the whole game, you’re pretty much stuck with it no matter if you liked it or not.

 

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