Have you ever wondered how many copies of any particular game players return for refunds on Steam? In the case of the popular survival sandbox Rust, we now know the answer — and it may astonish you.
The game’s developer revealed this week that nearly 330,000 copies of the game were submitted for refunds through Steam, totaling over $4.38 million handed back to players. Of those, the majority reason for refund requests was that Rust was “not fun.”
These numbers don’t mean that Rust is a failure; the game has sold over 5.5 million copies to date, and the lead developer doesn’t begrudge those who aren’t satisfied.
“I put that down to people using the refund system as a demo,” Garry Newman said to PCGamesN. “I think in the long run, people knowing the refund system is there probably gained us more sales than it lost us.”