Yesterday we did a round-up of the cheapest copies of DOOM that you could get from retail stores and digital marketplaces. And near the very, very bottom of the list was Steam: because as it turns out, asking Australians to pay US$79.95 isn’t a great deal.
At 4:00 AM this morning, that was still the asking price. Then something happened.
The US$79.95 pricing was something I noticed when rounding up the cheapest copies of DOOM, and it had already caused a degree of consternation on the Steam forums.
It’s something even one of the latest Steam reviews picked up on:
There isn’t a listing on the Steam Spy database for the new DOOM yet, but Steamdb.info shows there hasn’t been any adjustment to the game’s US, Euro or British pricing.
For users who might have pre-ordered on Steam at the higher price, it’s a bit of a strange move. I’ve reached out to Bethesda for clarification, but given the circumstances I’m not expecting a reply.
But in the meantime, someone has quietly given Australians a better deal. Provided you didn’t pre-order on Steam first, anyway.