Updated Our Journal (64): Console Copies for Backers – We Need Your Input!
With the game's release right around the corner (Feb. 28), every day brings something exciting and new. Today we have something to share that we think looks amazing. Our friends at Techland created a story trailer that covers the events leading up to the game: the backstory behind Torment, brought to life in animated format (needless to say, minor spoiler warning).
In addition to being a great intro to Torment for newcomers, we also think it's just a pretty cool video outright. But that's not the main reason we're doing this update...
Console Copies for Backers?
**If you’re not interested in consoles, skip this section**
On February 28, you can get your digital PC copies of the game through our backer site. If you ordered physical goods, Techland is handling the distribution. In addition, they’ve told us that you’ll receive your physical copies very close to release!
As you may recall, Techland also funded work on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Since that announcement, one of the top questions we’ve received is "can backers get console copies as well?” We’ve been exploring the possibilities of making this a reality for you, and would like to offer them... but we’ll need your help.
The console manufacturers charge us for generating console game codes – a cost per code, but also with a minimum order size. While we’re not looking to make a profit, the expense is not trivial for us. Therefore, if the demand is there, we'd need to ask any backers who want a digital console copy to make an additional 1,800 point ($18) pledge on our backer site. You would get both the original PC copy, plus a digital console copy of your choice. This is not unlike how we did things for Wasteland 3.
However, because there’s a minimum order size, we also need to make sure there’s enough interest from our backers before can confirm it. If there is, we’ll be happy to offer copies, but if the demand is not there, we won’t be able to do a small order. As well, there is a time limit – we can only provide console copies to you up to the release date of February 28th, so if you want one as an add-on, please be sure to let us know as soon as possible.
So, how do you let us know you want a console copy? We’ve added a page to the Torment backer web site specifically for console code requests. Log in, and tell us on that page if you want a PS4 or Xbox One copy. If we get enough interest, we'll email everyone who signed up and let you all pledge for the $18 console add-on prior to the 28th!
Last, but not least, as lovers of beautifully hand-crafted isometric games, we'd be doing you all a disservice if we didn't give a nod to Beautiful Desolation.
This one is a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in Africa, made by the team behind the gorgeously horrible STASIS. They also worked with us to produce some of the early Wasteland 3 prototype work we’ve been showing over the last few months. The Bischoff brothers are not only excellent game developers, but also really good guys, so head over to their campaign and support them!
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