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Garry Newman Hands Back Over $4M on Steam

Suzie Ford Updated: Posted:
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Garry Newman has tweeted an uncharacteristically frank statistic for the number of Rust refunds he has handed out. According to Steam sales stats, 329,970 players have requested to have their units refunded totaling $4,382,032 since 2013.

Added sales stats to our backend today. These are Rust's real Steam Refund figures. pic.twitter.com/IhjUsJUN9N

— Garry Newman (@garrynewman) June 28, 2017

According to Newman, this represents about 6% of the game's total sales which is about par for most other developers to whom he's spoken. 

"I put that down to people using the refund system as a demo. I think in the long run, people knowing the refund system is there probably gained us more sales than it lost us." Newman told PCGamesN.

Have you played Rust? What are your thoughts about Newman's refund revelation? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom