Codemasters apologises for Colin McRae Rally

Last week, Codemasters made racing fans very happy with the release of Colin McRae Rally on Steam – but the happiness was shortlived as gamers realised it wasn’t an HD remake of the 1998 original at all.

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Rather than a shiny new remake, this Colin McRae Rally was a polished-up version of another game – the 2013 mobile release.

Unsurprisingly, fans were less-than-pleased – and, to the studio’s credit, Codemasters seems to have understood exactly why. Following the negative reviews, the publisher has updated the game’s Steam page to better explain which game it actually is, and is officially offering refunds to dissatisfied gamers.

Community manager Lee Williams explained the situation on the Steam forums:

At Codemasters, we care about our customers and pride ourselves on listening to our community. We understand that some people who bought Colin McRae Rally on Steam are upset and feel that it isn’t the game they thought it would be. We have now updated the product description for clarification.

If you’ve bought a copy of Colin McRae Rally and feel cheated about the game you actually got, Codemasters and Valve are working together – you’ll be able to get a refund if you act before August 19.

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