The Switch era has seen the rise of a bunch of different physical video game distributors. One company, known as Physicality Games, entered the market around a year ago.
Unfortunately, the dream of offering “exclusive” pre-order physical releases for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 is already over. Anyone who ordered one of these titles will receive a full refund.
Here’s the company’s full statement, which was posted on Twitter and on the company site:
An Open Letter from Physicality Games
We started Physicality Games with the idea of differently providing pre-order exclusive physical video games. We didn’t want the artificial scarcity of limited-print runs to prevent fans from getting the game they wanted. We wanted Deluxe Editions that any fan, gamer, or collector would be proud to display on their shelves, packaged in beautiful, metal, display boxes and containing items meaningful to the game. We wanted a site that would facilitate communities by allowing gamers to easily share their gamer IDs and favorite games across the internet. We wanted something true to our key values of kindness, community, quality, and charity.
In many ways we succeeded. We are proud of the site we created. We are proud of the Deluxe Editions we put together and the high-level of detail that went into every aspect of them. And we are proud to announce that we, from our own pockets, have already made all charitable donations earned through pre-orders.
However, after eight months of sustained effort we failed to achieve sufficient pre-orders for any of our exclusive pre-order titles. We have therefore decided to cancel our exclusive pre-order titles and will begin processing full refunds to our customers per our guarantee. This was a painful decision to make but we can no longer, in good consciousness, ask our customers to continue waiting.
We offer a sincere apology that we are unable to ship and would like to thank each and every one of our fans from the bottom of our hearts for the patience and understanding they’ve shown.
The Physicality Games website will remain open. Non pre-order games and apparel will remain available for purchase with quick shipment. Community functions will remain active and new accounts and profiles can still be created and shared online. However, exclusive pre-order titles will no longer be available.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this transition.
– The Physicality Games Team
Did you ever show your support for Physicality Games? Have you ever pre-ordered or bought a physical game from a company like this before? Leave a comment down below.