Most of us – Steam Unpowered team – participated in closed beta of Shattered Horizon – a pretty decent space shooter. The agreement between testers and Futuremark forbids us to tell you more about the game or even post screenshots. Anyway, I will tell you that the first thing I did on the official forums was a thread with a request to price this game equally around the world as it comes out only on Steam. And guess what?
They annouced the pre-order of the game. Testers have it for 25% less (14,99€ in Europe excluding UK) and the rest of people 10% less (excluding UK). And it looks like this:
UK: £13.49 (22% higher)
EU: 17,99€ (49% higher)
We’re not the only one whining about it.
If I remember correctly they replied in my thread that they will try to price it correctly (equally) but I guess they didn’t try hard enough.
The game gets boring after few hours ;) – and no, we weren’t bad in it, we actually scored in top 10.
Get S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl instead – it’s a really fun and solid shooter for only 5€.
Better discount from futuremark store and even better if you own 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage or PCMark Vantage, you will receive a cdkey for your Steam account.