Recently, Square Enix had a website snafu that caused Final Fantasy VII for PC to go on sale prematurely for $12.50. Those who ended up purchasing and downloading the game found themselves locked out because of the game's DRM.
After discovering the error, the game was pulled from the website. Unfortunately, the damage was already done as quite a few people had already "bought" the game.
As an apology to those who have already purchased the game, Square Enix is offering full refunds. Those who also bought and downloaded the game in error will receive free copies once the real game is out.This is the following statement the publisher released to Kotaku:
This weekend, our teams were testing the product website for the upcoming relaunch of Final Fantasy VII on PC. While the website was being tested in its live state, a small number of people were able to purchase a pre-release build of the game. For those customers, Square Enix will be offering full refunds for the purchases and for their inconvenience, a free version of the classic Final Fantasy VII on PC when it is launched.
We want to thank our community for their continued support and excitement regarding the upcoming rerelease of Final Fantasy VII. We will have more information to share about the launch of this anticipated title shortly.