Epic Games’ latest move in its Epic Games Store It has been truly unexpected and now the company is giving you back the difference in price between a game you have bought and the possible discount you receive soon after.
If you bought a few days ago, let’s say, Control and now you find it on sale in the Epic Super Offer, you will have an automatic refund of the difference between the price you paid and the one that the game is now on sale, even if you don’t ask for it.
It is common to be disappointed when we decide to buy a video game in digital format on any platform to discover that a couple of days later they lower it to half the price or even less. That when they do not give it away directly (we think of you, who bought GTA V recently).
Like.. this makes a LOT of sense. Some storefronts suffer heavily from the same psychology that surrounds deflation economics.
Why buy something NOW when the value of it will be lower later? Apply this over a long enough time period and no one buys anything.
That’s a recession
— Joshua Boggs (@jboggsie) May 15, 2020
It was the user Joshua Bogss who shared on Twitter a message from Epic Games informing him of the partial return of a recent purchase because the game in question had been on sale.
This measure ensures that players do not live with that constant concern of buying something and that it is much cheaper soon, which often means that purchases are not made due to this insecurity, damaging the economy of the store in question.