When Tiny Speck
announced last week that Glitch
would be shutting down come December 9th
, the studio simultaneously did something that few closed MMOs do: It offered complete refunds for past subs. Sure, some companies have offered free game time or bonus cash-shop currency for their other games, but that's usually small consolation. NCsoft
grudgingly provided refunds for unused timecards and long-term recurring subs when it set City of Heroes'
closure date, but virtually no one provides a complete
refund of all the subscription money you ever paid for the game.
On Black Friday, it seems as if half the world is out shopping, looking for a good deal and with money on the brain, so today's an appropriate day to ask: Do sunsetted games owe us refunds? And if you were offered one, would you take it?
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