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Telltale delays Jurassic Park, offers pre-orderers a full refund and free game

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Development on Jurassic Park: The Game is apparently coming along so swimmingly that Telltale believes it can make it even better than expected. To that end, the developer is delaying the game until this fall while it expands on its existing work to create something "beyond anything" we've seen from it before.

"Our goal was to release the first episode of Jurassic Park: The Game this month, and currently we are very excited about how the game's creation is progressing," wrote Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors in a letter to pre-orderers.

"The game's mechanics and storytelling have come together in such a way that we see great potential, so much so that we feel we can push these elements to the next level if we spend some extra time working on them. It is because of this that we are delaying Jurassic Park: The Game on PC to ensure PC players get the best possible gaming experience."

The game will now launch on all platforms simultaneously, and to make up for the PC delay, Telltale is not only offering a full refund to those who pre-ordered it, but also a free Telltale game of their choosing.

"This has been a hard choice for us, but it is the right decision," continued Connors. "To thank you for your continued support of Telltale and for your pre-order for Jurassic Park: The Game we are going to issue you a 100% refund. In addition to your refund, we are also giving you your choice of any Telltale game free of charge because you are important to us."

Refunds will be issued over the next "couple of days," and the company will reach out via e-mail regarding the free game. D'aww.

Apr 26, 2011

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9 comments

  • district9000 - April 27, 2011 5:10 a.m.

    hopefully a push back will result in a CD edition for the consoles & pc, a man can hope.. but i am glad to hear they are not just refunding but people are being awarded a free game.
  • LTS - April 26, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    This is awesome. Notice how people affected get 'any telltale game free of charge'. THIS is how you do nice things for your customers. If something like this happened to another publisher, (if they even gave anything for delays...) it would probably be more like, "Because we care, here's a coupon for a free Downloadable map pack. Or here's a chance to get 10 percent of our 5 year old PS2 game! We 'love' you!"
  • Redeater - April 26, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    For the love of god please just give me King's Quest already. Just one screen shot.....c'mon....I'm tweakin here.
  • Romination - April 26, 2011 9:41 p.m.

    Now I'm angry. I've always been a great customer of theirs, but I nver preordered because why preorder a digital release? Sigh.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - April 26, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    @EII223 That was not made clear in the statement released today. Presumably Telltale's communication with pre-orderers will explain further.
  • Ell223 - April 26, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    I'm confused. Is everybody getting a refund? What about if you want to keep your preorder? Do you have to make it again?
  • AlSwearengenHatesCocksuckers - April 26, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    That's a nice move on their part. That said, I don't buy that fucking line for one second. That was all really fancy double speak for, "We really like where the game is going, but if we released it right now you would all kill us because it's buggier then Fallout New Vegas." Maybe I'm just a cynical bastard. Also, I hope I ruin someone trying to post a dumbass FIRST comment on here so badly.
  • veryweirdguy - April 26, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    Telltale are so excellent for things like this. I wish more companies followed their attitude.
  • EvilDrPorkchop - April 26, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    I want this for xbox so bad

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