I pre ordered CP i believe 30th September 2020, why? Because my birthday was that day i got money given to me to treat myself to a game and nothing appealed to me apart from just slapping a pre order on a game i knew i wanted to play day 1 but never knew if i would have the money then to get it as it was close to christmas, new console release and 2 family birthdays in the same month so i had a spare £60 that day with no game i wanted to buy but 1 i wanted when it was available so i made sure i got it when it was finally availableI don't get the real reason of preordering smth in months, or even years before the release. What for? That is beyond me.
I do preorders too, but in a day or two before the release, just to save time for downloading (on PC). And I try don't preorder Playstation games since there is no refund. Only if I'm 100% sure that I will play it, like Naughty Dog games.
I pre-ordered Cyberpunk 2077, nearly two years ago; and I'll pre-order CD Projekt's next one. I don't imagine it will be perfect, either; but I'm confident that it will nevertheless be worth it, as this one is.
Are they still, or have they joined the dog pile? If they have not joined the dog pile, you should be concerned that something is terribly wrong.The worst thing was seeing my usually reliable sources to become complicit in CDPR's deceit.
Me either. The best time to pre-order, if the intent is to pre-order, is just before launch. With Playstation, the best time to buy is after the post-launch reviews are in.I don't get the real reason of preordering smth in months, or even years before the release. What for? That is beyond me.
That's one of the reasons why it will never be "perfect".
There's (almost) no reason to preorder. You can always buy some game 1 second after it is released.
The reason to preorder is to support the creators, and in the case of CD Projekt (abd some other creators) I do that in gratitude for the pleasure they have given me in the past. It's the same reason that I have four separate paid-for copies of The Witcher III, and two each of The Witcher and The Witcher II.
Perfection isn't possible. And I prefer games which push the limits and have issues, to games that just rehash old tropes.
Those were the days were developers were willing to provide proof of quality before the actual release date. Today we have highly polished/scripted gameplay trailers designed to manipulate you into thinking that you're going on a date with Margot Robbie, but when the date arrives it's Anita Sarkeesian standing there waiting for you.I remember when you could download a DEMO version of the game before you bought it, those where the days!
You're lying. Seriously though, I did pre-order but don't regret it, not in the least. Pre-ordering a game is handy to avoid congestion on the net on release day. I pre-ordered CP77 for exactly that reason.
Those were the days were developers were willing to provide proof of quality before the actual release date. Today we have highly polished/scripted gameplay trailers designed to manipulate you into thinking that you're going on a date with Margot Robbie, but when the date arrives it's Anita Sarkeesian standing there waiting for you.
There are no good arguments for pre-ordering a digital purchase. You also have to consider that this isn't just about you. We can only change the industry if we show corporations that we're not willing to purchase a product before it has been released. Why would you give away your money to a corporation before you've actually tested their product? The practice of pre-ordering games is actually incentivising companies to release half-baked games on the market, simply because they can make their money back without having to prove anything.