Poor old Dark Matter, it’s not having a good run of things at the moment. First it failed in its Kickstarter campaign and the development team was let go. Then when the game finally made it to Steam and gamers found out that it had a sliced and diced ending that just threw ‘to be continued,’ at them with no sign of a real ending, it was pulled from Steam. Now on top of that, GoG is offering refunds to anyone that bought it, since it feels anyone that did so could have been misled to think it was a completed game.
This came about because developer Interwave Studios and Publisher Iceberg Interactive, couldn’t get the funds together to finish the game properly. This led to it being cut in half and an out of character and immersion breaking text ending slapped on it. The second half will only be complete if enough money is made from the first half, which seems unlikely now due to the backlash the game and developers have had.
If you’re thinking that people are overreacting to the ending “problem,” have a look for yourself and see if it’s justified:
The problem doesn’t necessarily lie with the fact that the game ends abruptly, the problem, is that the game was sold as finished. It wasn’t in Steam Early Access, it wasn’t in beta, it was sold as a finished product, which it clearly isn’t.
If you want to find out more about the GoG refund, check out this forum thread.
KitGuru Says: Did any of you buy Dark Matter? If you did, I almost hope this spoiled it for you so you don’t have to waste your time.[Thanks VG247]