Supergiant Games’s action role-playing game, Hades, caught some controversy today regarding its price during the Epic Games Store’s Epic Mega Sale.
Hades was on sale for just USD$6.99, but the Supergiant Games Twitter account responded to a inquiry with a statement that the discount was an error. On ResetEra, one of the developers noted that the correct price should be $19.99, with the 25% discount bringing the price down to $14.99.
However, the situation became worse as the developer increased the base price to $24.99 during the middle of the sale, despite saying that if a price increase were to ever happen that it would be announced well in advance:
That's a possibility but we have to see how the rest of Early Access pans out before we decide for sure. We would announce something like that well in advance if it happened.
— Supergiant Games 🔜 PAX West (@SupergiantGames) May 16, 2019
Supergiant Games has since issued a statement addressing the confusion, saying that Hades is now back to its original retail price of $19.99, with the Epic discount bringing it to $9.99. In that statement, the developer apologized for raising the price when it did without notifying its fanbase in advance.
Consequently, starting on June 14, the game’s price will increase permanently to $24.99, which the company believes is its current value in Early Access as a result of improvements and updates since its launch late last year.
During Epic’s sale, which runs through until mid-June, games are discounted to up to 70% off, and games over $14.99 are receiving an additional $10 off.