Some customers were charged despite the game’s delay
It’s not news that Forgotten Empires is taking more time to finish Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (the game was delayed to 2018 almost a month ago), but there is more to that story than the typical “Sorry for the wait” and “Thanks for understanding” messages. It’s a good upate, though. Mostly.
It seems that some pre-orders were “mistakenly charged ahead of schedule” and, as a result, the studio needs to issue refunds. Anyone affected by the errant charge will get their money back and Rise of Nations: Extended Edition on Windows 10 for free. Expect to hear more “within the next week.”
Lastly, everyone who pre-orders will be invited to the Age of Empires closed beta, with sign-ups available over here. That should help pass the time until launch. That said, all pre-orders, charged or otherwise, were canceled as part of the refunding process. So if you still want in, you’ll need to reorder.
“We’re dedicated to treating this 20-year-old classic with the respect it deserves as a hallmark of video game history,” said the developers, “and we’re so happy to have your support in doing everything we can to make that happen.”
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Pre-order Update [Age of Empires]