Stray is so short that gamers finish it and ask for a refund from Steam

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Without a doubt, Lost It is the video game of the moment. Since its debut earlier this week, it has done nothing but reap great success both financially and critically. In fact, it’s already publisher Annapurna Interactive’s biggest release ever, something that’s reflected in its record number of concurrent players on Steam.

However, it is precisely on that platform where some players take advantage of a technicality to play the title without spending a single penny. Worst part? It is totally legal.

Players Speedrun Stray to Request Steam Refund

In case you don’t know, Lost is an exploration and puzzle solving game that puts us in the shoes of an adorable orange kitten. It is a very interesting science fiction adventure, but it is undeniable that it is also very short; it is possible to finish it between 5 and 7 hours if we advance with measure.

As expected, many players are trying to finish this game as fast as possible. In fact, there is a trophy that is obtained by finishing the campaign in less than 2 hours.

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According to our friends from I usuallyIt seems that some people try to get to the end credits as soon as possible to claim the refund on PC. How is that possible? What happens is that Valve’s platform allows users to request their money back if certain conditions are met.

The Steam system indicates that players will be able to request a refund within 2 weeks of the purchase being made and if they did not exceed 2 hours of game time; Otherwise, the refund will be invalid.

With this in mind, it seems that some people take advantage of this technicality of the platform to finish Lost before the returns period ends and thus get your money back. As we anticipated, it is a legal practice that some people consider unethical. Certainly, the best thing you can do is financially support the developers who worked on a game that you really liked, right?

Still, the vast majority of players who purchased the game on Steam will most likely keep it in their library once they finish the main campaign of this kitty adventure.

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But tell us, what do you think of this situation? Do you think taking advantage of Steam’s refund system is morally questionable? Let us read you in the comments.

Lost is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. You will find more news related to this popular exploration game if you visit this page.

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