Collector's Edition for collectors only, not gamers.
By Alex Walker on March 28, 2014 at 8:44 am
This will go down as one of the more stranger bundles: a US$100 collector’s edition of a game that, according to the Bethesda Store, does not include a copy of the game. It’s included in bold print just so you don’t miss it, although so are all the bonuses, which we’ll get back to in a moment.
So why, Bethesda, does the Panzerhund Edition of Wolfenstein: The New Order not come with a copy of Wolfenstein itself? For convenience, apparently. The developer explains on their website: “Keep your pre-order at your favorite retailer and we’ll send you these goodies separately—this way we can ship these boxes worldwide and you’re not stuck waiting for your game to come along with an oversized, expensively shipped box.”
It stands to reason that gamers might have been happy with some alternative kind of arrangement – a copy of the game being shipped later on or something. Bethesda are collecting all of the revenue on this, so one wonders why that extra step couldn’t have been possible. It’s not like they aren’t putting in a significant amount of manufacturing effort already, including an 8 inch Panzerhund statue, 14 postcards, three embroidered patches, replica dog tags and a set of classified documents that includes case files, maps and an x-ray, apparently.
Source: Thanks, Blue’s News!