As in-match obtain fills two-hour window, and then some.
Microsoft Flight Simulator homeowners have named for the game’s two-hour Steam refund window to be extended or dropped totally, right after shelling out all of it waiting for the prolonged in-video game set up to complete.
The dilemma right here is that the bulk of Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 150GB download is done by means of its in-recreation launcher. Right after an original download, this customer handles the vast majority of the match – and requires some time.
As soon as this launcher begins downloading, Steam’s metric for monitoring how prolonged you have played starts counting.
“I just downloaded Microsoft Flight Simulator on an uncapped 500MB relationship and it took 3 several hours,” Eurogamer reader Ollie explained to me. “I was shocked to discover when I shut the down load window that Steam experienced logged that as three hours playtime. I guess the obtain does happen in-game customer so I can see how this transpired.”
Garry’s mod creator Gary Newman was just one of those people who took to Twitter to counsel Steam increase the refund timer for the recreation:
5 hours performed, 28 gigs still left pic.twitter.com/AzoDbTgjGL
— Mightyy (@WorstSombra) August 18, 2020
I am not viewing the recommendation persons want to refund the activity based on its sizeable download (its over-all down load footprint is stated upfront). It is really a lot more that if persons did want to refund the match just after really enjoying it, they are no lengthier able to.
Quite a few Steam evaluations now mention this point in their opinions. The game now has a “Mixed” consumer rating all round.
It is really a shame – as the game by itself is fantastic, in accordance to Eurogamer’s Martin Robinson.
“In excess of the previous thirty day period or so, Microsoft Flight Simulator has despatched me on a spiral of discovery, discovering the globe as properly as the normally mundane, regularly magical detail of air vacation, my appreciation of what Microsoft and Asobo have achieved escalating all the while,” he wrote in Eurogamer’s Microsoft Flight Simulator overview. “When it all arrives with each other, this factor can be as uplifting as flight alone.”