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Stray is so short that players break up and ask for a refund on Steam

Without a doubt, Stray is the game of the moment. Since its debut earlier this week, it has done nothing but achieve critical and financial success. In fact, it’s already the biggest release from publisher Annapurna Interactive, something that’s reflected in its record of concurrent players on Steam surpassing even Sony’s Horizon Zero Dawn release.

However, some players on this particular platform are taking advantage of the technology to play the title without spending a penny. The worst part? It’s totally within the rules.

In case you didn’t know, Stray is an exploration and puzzle solving game that puts us in the shoes of an adorable orange cat. It’s a very exciting sci-fi adventure, but it can’t be denied It’s also very short; It is possible that we will finish between 4 and 5 hours if we follow the measure.

As expected, many players are trying to finish this game as quickly as possible. In fact, there is a cup that is obtained by Campaign completed in less than two hours.

As mentioned by the site tarotSome people seem to be trying to access the final credits ASAP to request a refund on PC. How is this possible? What happens is that the Valve platform allows users to request a refund if certain conditions are met.

Steam indicates that players will be able to request a file Refund within 2 weeks of purchase and if not more than 2 hours Game; Otherwise, the refund will be invalid.

With that in mind, some people seem to be taking advantage of this platform technology to finish Stray before the payback period is over and get their money back. As we expected, it is a practice within the rules that some people consider unethical. Definitely the best thing you can do is give financial support to the developers who have worked on a game that you really love, right?

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But tell us, what do you think of this situation? Do you think making use of Steam recovery system is ethically questionable? Let’s read to you in the comments.

Stray is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. It is marked as a temporary exclusive, and at the end of the term it will be able to access the Xbox. We remind you that Annapurna Interactive is a great partner for Xbox Game Pass.