Publisher Codemasters is in the process of issuing refunds for Colin McRae Rally on Steam. Additionally, the game’s description on the store page has changed to note the following:
Colin McRae Rally features the car and track list from last year’s top selling mobile title and features THIRTY amazing rally stages in three environments taken from the PlayStation classic Colin McRae 2.0. for this PC and Mac edition.
Previosuly, the game sort of just dropped on Steam all hush-hush for €6.99, taking consumers by surprise. Many were lead to believe that the HD remaster bit in the trailer pointed to the classic version of the game being redone.
That “mobile” part wasn’t a part of the game’s page and it took other users to point out that the game on Steam isn’t exactly the Playstation or the PC version. Naturally, this made customers rather upset, since the mobile version doesn’t handle the same, nor does it feature the same amount of content.
Claiming a refund for the Steam version of Colin McRae Rally will be available until August 19, 2014. You’ll need to go to your account page, where a “Refund” button should appear next to the game’s name.
Codemasters should know that we’re in an era where people will point out any indiscretions nearly instantly. It’s weird trying to pull off a move like this, especially given what a classic Colin McRae Rally has become throughout time.
If you’re looking for a decent racing title from Codemasters, they’ve recently released Grid Autosport. It’s a really thorough racing title.