Steam switched over to dollarydoos for local gamers yesterday, and while there was plenty of advance notice not everyone got the memo. The end result was that an alarmingly large list of games, from indies big and small to some notable AA games, were unavailable for purchase.
But less than 24 hours later, the Steam Autumn sale has arrived – and with it, games are available for purchase once more.
The screenshot above contains at least one example: Age of Empires 2 HD was one of the games unavailable for purchase yesterday, with its developers having forgotten to set Australian regional pricing. It’s back now though, for $5.79.
Another case in point: Warhammer Vermintide 2, which was particularly notable yesterday given that it was being advertised on the Steam front page:
Thankfully, developers Fatshark have fixed up the pricing. It’s available for $20.99.
Microsoft in particular seems to have fixed up yesterday’s snafu: Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition, Quantum Break, Fable Anniversary, ReCore, Rise of Nations, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Halo Wars are all available for purchase. Beamdog, makers of the Baldur’s Gate remasters, took note as well: Neverwinter Nights and the old Bioware RPGs can be bought for $9.84 and $14.47 a pop respectively. Into the Breach and FTL are available again, as are The Room games.
But still not everyone has gotten the memo. Take Konami. Some of their games are available for purchase – that is, the ones that are currently discounted as part of the Autumn Sale. Everything else that isn’t, you can’t buy at all (like Pro Evo 2018).
Some notable indies still haven’t been updated, either. The Witness, the Disney Infinity: Gold Collection, VVVVVV, Torchlight, Torchlight 2, Hob, Nidhogg, Nidhogg 2, Braid, Dungeon Defenders, the entire Five Nights at Freddy’s series, observer, and a string of Telltale games including the Sam & Max series, The Wolf Among Us, and The Walking Dead: The Final Season (but not Minecraft: Story Mode or Tales from the Borderlands.
Fans have been pretty proactive about letting developers know on Twitter that their games are missing, however, so what’s not available should get fixed in short order. And other devs are rather cranky at Steam; not everyone got the emails or updates, it seems. Either way, Aussies should be able to purchase most of what was missing already, if not completely before the end of the latest Steam sale.