Steam Early Access Games May Never be Finished, Valve Warns

Users encouraged to purchase Early Access Games only if playing the Alpha is appealing.

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Valve has updated the details of its FAQ for Early Access Games on Steam. The FAQ now states that some developers may be unable to "finish" their game, and goes on to warn users that an Early Access Game purchase should only be made if playing the Alpha is appealing.

The FAQ states that it is the decision of the developer to "determine when they are ready to release" their game.

Valve has refunded Early Access Game purchases in the past. Just last month Earth: 2066 was removed from the Steam store and all purchases of the game refunded. Valve issued a statement stating that the developer crossed a line, following a flood of complaints from customers.

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