Microsoft Minecraft Xbox 360 buyers eligible for refunds

May 23, 2012
Microsoft Minecraft Xbox 360 buyers eligible for refunds

Microsoft is offering one of the most radical appeasements that any video game company can possibly offer - a refund for a digitally downloaded title. Anyone who purchased the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft and doesn't own an HDTV is eligible to receive a full refund. That's because one of the game's key selling points doesn't work unless you're using a high-def set.

Apparently the development offices didn't have any old-school TVs in their testing labs. But even though Microsoft never realized it, it didn't take long for gamers to complain that anyone with a standard-definition TV was not able to enable the split-screen multiplayer feature. As Minecraft has risen to epic popularity as a solely single-player endeavor, the addition of a multiplayer component was one of the most significant aspects to the Xbox 360 version.

A Microsoft spokesperson was quoted as saying, "We updated our pre-sale notification to inform customers that an HD screen is required for the split-screen multiplayer feature on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. If a player does not have an HD screen and purchased this game prior to the notification update, they are eligible for a full refund through customer support." The game sells for 1600 Microsoft Points, or $20.

[via RipTen]

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