Steam closes refund policy loophole, finally comes up with a name for the thing where you can play a game early if you pre-order

Few video game marketing terms are more ambiguous than “early access.” The painful part is that this can refer to two very different scenarios: sometimes it means putting a game in development on sale before it’s finished, and other times it means offering early access to a completed game, usually as a deluxe edition pre-order bonus. Starfield, for example, offered several days of “early access” with its Premium edition.

Steam, the platform responsible for popularizing the original meaning of early access, has had enough. It now refers to the latter scenario, when a developer offers pre-launch access to a completed game, as “Advanced Access”.

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