Is Blizzard on its way to handing out refunds worldwide for one of the largest selling games of the year?
This launch glitch, though, ran head-on into a South Korean law that states: “Consumers are due a refund if they purchase a product that doesn’t work through no fault of their own.” It was because of this law that South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission launched an investigation and subsequently raided Blizzard headquarters in order to investigate the availability of Diablo 3 during its launch night.
Now it looks like Blizzard is offering a refund to comply with the law for that particular part of the world.
The company is allowing players to apply for a refund if they are below level 40, or simply return the game if they are below level 20. This kind of refund is interesting to see, as it could potentially spider out to additional countries and change the way online games handle their official release date.
Would you ask for your money back after the game’s rough launch?