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Submitted by Abriael 257d ago | news

Sony Cancels Many inFAMOUS: First Light Pre-Orders Due to a "Technical Error"

Apparently a few wires were crossed at Sony, and the company is now sending mails to customers that pre-ordered inFAMOUS: First Light mentioning that their pre-order has been canceled due to a “technical error.” (inFAMOUS: First Light, PS4)

conjurdevil  +   257d ago
Meh
AndrewLB  +   256d ago
I don't recall ever hearing about pre-orders being canceled for a video game except in the event of a company going bankrupt. And in those instances, they explained WHY they were canceled.

What is strange is how Sony is not giving an actual reason why these cancellations are happening. The "technical error" excuse sounds like complete BS. I hope their servers didn't get hacked, compromising customer and payment information.
harrisk954  +   256d ago
What the hell are you talking about?
Michiel1989  +   256d ago
you preorder online, it goes into their system. Something went wrong with that system, preorders cancelled.

You dont have to doomthink everytime a mistake is made....
1Victor  +   256d ago
I'll have what Andrew is having with a crack on the side wall.last time I check computers aren't infallible or perfec..............a error have deleted the rest of this comment summit a ticket to Microsoft. error # 102837575684858478584737583929 348894893884484939487
LeCreuset  +   256d ago
Bwahaha! Oh, man. The desperate. It's... it's too much.

Come on, son. Bankruptcy and server hacks? Have you gotten so desperate that you'll try to insert those last two hopes for a PS4 fail you're clinging to into any conversation?
xer0  +   256d ago
Dude - I think your imagination has totally gone with the faeries with this one.

There's nothing strange.

Sony have even provided a free costume for Fetch.
Anyone who has pre-ordered will receive it.
SoapShoes  +   257d ago
Meh, you can just pre-order again.
Abriael  +   257d ago
Looks like many can't. It shows for them as purchased.
Transporter47  +   257d ago
So if its purchased you can download it lol
Sm311M3Fart  +   256d ago
Not in this case. There is no option download it. In transactions history there is an expiration date as purchase date. Not able to purchase it again. Hope Sony will resolve the issue by launch date.
KUV1977  +   256d ago
I noticed that too yesterday. I saw the PreOrdert in the store as 'bundle' and wondered why it wasn't marked as 'preordered'. It is not in my library but preordering again does not work either, because 'i already purchased it'. Just a couple of days to go SONY!
BX81  +   256d ago
Damn that sux. Hope sony fixes this before launch.
Stapleface  +   257d ago
I'm sure some will defend and some will freak out. Neither is necessary. Every company makes mistakes. EVERY company.
uth11  +   257d ago
But It wouldn't be N4G without extreme overreaction!
700p   257d ago | Trolling | show
ATi_Elite  +   257d ago
Not Valve!
Not Northrop Grummen
Not Waylan Corp.
Not Apple (according to the delusional people at Starbucks)
T2X  +   256d ago
Nor Weiland-Yutani! Oh uh well.....
Christopher  +   256d ago
lol @ Northrop Grumman.

I used to work on developing a Intranet site that tracked the many infractions and fees owed due to the government that companies would incur due to shipping products to countries where they weren't supposed to (China being a big one). Northrop was right up there with Lockhead and Boeing.s
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rainslacker  +   257d ago
Technical glitches happen all the time in stuff like this. If they don't acknowledge it or remedy it, then it's a mistake. Otherwise it's a bug that went unnoticed until it was too late. Believe it or not, stuff like this happens without anyone realizing it until the problem is actually fixed.

I'm sure Sony didn't do it maliciously...why would they want to lose business.:)
Dudebro90  +   257d ago
Sending mails? Proofread much?

Not a big deal. Just buy it when it comes out.
matrixman92  +   257d ago
it has preload though, most people want to be able to play right as it goes live
BattleTorn  +   257d ago
The pre-orders are ONLY for the DLC version, and not the standalone correct?

What's the price gonna be for the standalone?

I'm asking even though I have it digitally.(ISS)
Abriael  +   257d ago
There's only one version.

Whether you buy it digital or at retail it's standalone.
BattleTorn  +   257d ago
So there's no price variation between people who own the original game, and those who do not?

edit: what I'm reading is that the retail disc isn't releasing until next month.

And inFamous owners simply get bonus content.

Since I don't own a inFamous box. (bought digitally) I think I might go for the disc-version of First Light!
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harrisk954  +   256d ago
@Abriel

No.... Sony is releasing a disc version.
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tigertron  +   257d ago
I cancelled mine last month for the disc version when I received the e-mail from Sony saying they've cancelled my pre-order but will still send me the Fetch costume DLC codes. :P
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CertifiedGamer  +   257d ago
I had my Battlefield hardline pre-order cancelled from this error too.
user429601  +   256d ago
OOPS !!!
CannonB8  +   256d ago
Confirmed. I received my email this morning, but instead of as it says above and showing up as purchased, it's allowed me to pre-order it again.

Strange.
DasTier   256d ago | Trolling | show
ShinnokDrako  +   256d ago
PS+ PS4 title confirmed! They cancel it from pre-order so they give it for free with PS+ ;)

I'm joking, but i'd like that....
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nirwanda  +   256d ago
That's what I was thinking.
condemmedman   256d ago | Trolling | show

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