Steam users getting full refunds, no questions asked, for controversial game
Bulkhead Interactive, a development studio, is now offering refunds to anyone who has supported Battalion 1944 after many years of controversy.
Battalion 1944 was, on paper, a good idea. The game, set in World War II was meant to recreate the nostalgia of multi-player shooters but with modern graphics. The game was released on Kickstarter in 2016 and had an extremely successful campaign. In its lifetime, it raised PS317.281.
The project was funded well enough to complete, but things did not go smoothly after that. PC Gamer reports that although the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release dates were promised, they never happened and the games were canceled in 2018. In 2022, the game was rereleased as Battalion: Legacies on Steam. It is still free to play. Kickstarter updates were discontinued in January 2018. The Kickstarter update posts were stopped completely in January 2018.
Bulkhead has made a video to confirm that all Kickstarter supporters are eligible for a refund. “Today we would like to announce we will offer a refund regardless of the platform, pledge level, or the time spent playing the game,” said game director Joe Brammer. I want the players to know that Bulkhead Interactive apologizes for not being able to live up to expectations, both of the players and themselves. We flew too close to the Sun and tried more than we were able to handle.
In the last 30 days, Kickstarter supporters have been sent surveys via email. They must complete them within that time frame. Refunds are sent to PayPal after the survey period has ended. Check your email if the process has not yet begun.