So apparently, Shadow of the Tomb Raider didn’t do as well as Square Enix may have hoped, as we could tell from a sudden sale of the game. The Steam page for the title has been slammed with hate messages after Square Enix put the game on sale just over a month after it was initially released on September 14th. And not just the regular version, reported all versions of the game were going for up to 34% off. Most of the sales have since been removed, but you can currently still see a 19% cut on the Croft Edition as of the time we’re posting this.
The outrage, in our opinion, is well justified as the game was originally being sold between $60-120 depending on the version that you purchased, leaving many who pre-ordered the game pissed when they discovered that if they had only waited five weeks, they could have received the same game at a discount. Within a matter of days, Steam users have downgraded Shadow of the Tomb Raider‘s rating down from Positive to Mixed, and slowly heading down toward a negative score on their store. We’re not sure what the lesson here is for Square Enix, but whatever it is, they’re learning it in real-time.