IGN has reached out to Gun Media for remark.
A spokesperson for Friday the 13th: The Game developer Gun Media has responded to accusations that Kickstarter backer-exclusive content material is being offered through eBay, saying these codes have been offered as the results of “a theft at one in all our distribution companions.”
A Reddit user wrote a thread detailing what they alleged to be improperly offered codes for Kickstarter-exclusive content material. Consumer JasonThrowaway13 discovered codes being offered by an eBay account. Noticing the delivery location and an alleged e mail account related to this eBay profile, JasonThrowaway13 alleged that presumably a member of both the Gun Media group, the sport’s distributor Restricted Run video games, or one in all their companions, was taking codes for this unique content material and promoting them on-line.
Gun Media’s Daniel Nixon responded to the unique put up and its allegations, saying Gun Media has investigated these gross sales. In line with Nixon, they found “a theft at one in all our distribution companions,” which led to the promoting of those codes. Nixon’s full assertion reads:
First off, thanks for the knowledge that you’ve got offered. We beforehand assumed that backer-content keys being offered on eBay had been the identical as you; a fan who received in early and bought further keys. After reviewing the knowledge that you’ve got posted, it’s completely clear that this isn’t the case. With some investigation, we rapidly decided that the keys being offered come from a theft at one in all our distribution companions. The corporate has labored to resolve the state of affairs, however sadly, each we and the corporate had been unaware of the digital portion of the theft till these auctions had been delivered to our consideration. Whereas there’s not a unending supply for these codes, we might be cancelling any unredeemed codes which have been affected by this theft.
Once more, thanks for the trouble you set into this, and for bringing it to our consideration.
It’s unclear who the distribution accomplice concerned with the theft is. Publicly, solely Restricted Run Video games has been indicated as a bodily distribution delivery accomplice of Friday the 13th, and the Reddit consumer who first compiled the entire suspicious exercise of this eBay account famous it was additionally promoting Lawbreakers codes, a recreation which Restricted Run distributed bodily, in addition to Restricted Run Video games buying and selling playing cards. JasonThrowaway13 famous the eBay account has, for the reason that posting of this Reddit thread, taken down all associated auctions.
IGN has reached out to Gun Media for additional remark and knowledge. IGN has additionally reached out to Restricted Run Video games for remark and can replace this story ought to both firm reply.
The Reddit consumer, JasonThrowaway13, alleges the eBay account has been promoting numerous “restricted amount” codes for the Kickstarter-exclusive content material, saying they purchased a code from the account together with a replica of the sport to check out the content material and located the code labored. They then traced again that the account’s monitoring data consists of Raleigh, North Carolina, the place some members of the Kentucky-based Gun Media are situated. Restricted Run Video games can also be based mostly out of neighboring metropolis Cary, North Carolina.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Affiliate Editor for IGN. Discover him on Twitter @jmdornbush.