UPDATE: Sony’s Vice President Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes has taken to Twitter to confirm that gamers will now in fact receive a $10 refund in the next 5-7 days.
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) June 22, 2014
While Sony has not issued an official statement, the PlayStation Store too reflects the change, listing the game at $49.99. Customers that pre-ordered the game through PSN prior to the price cut will not receive a refund as stated in the clause at the center of the pre-order page:
“YOU MAY NOT CANCEL A PRE-ORDER AT ANY TIME AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS.”
Many are reaching out to customer service in the hopes of receiving a full refund, and if not, perhaps in-store credit. Hopefully Sony will amend the issue and address its faithful consumer base that pre-ordered the game on the eve of its announcement.
Stay tuned to PSU for updates on The Last of Us: Remastered and its recent price change.