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So I have to rebuy any DLC on Steam that I already bought through Microsoft?
They've clearly said if you bought something on Microsoft they're going to give you a steam key for it. If you bought 3 DLCs you're going to get 3 DLC keys.
 
They've clearly said if you bought something on Microsoft they're going to give you a steam key for it. If you bought 3 DLCs you're going to get 3 DLC keys.
Does that mean I'll still get a Steam key for the content I own on both, which I could then give to a friend that doesn't own HOI4 or it's DLC?
 
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Does that mean I'll still get a Steam key for the content I own on both, which I could then give to a friend that doesn't own HOI4 or it's DLC?
Not sure why you think they are going to give you free content to hand out to your friends. They are looking to make people whole. So they're going to allow people who have bought the game or DLCs on Microsoft, to be able to have that same content on Steam. That's all.
If your friend wants the game your friend should buy it, or you buy it for them if that's what you want.
 
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Not sure why you think they are going to give you free content to hand out to your friends. They are looking to make people whole. So they're going to allow people who have bought the game or DLCs on Microsoft, to be able to have that same content on Steam. That's all.
If your friend wants the game your friend should buy it, or you buy it for them if that's what you want.
Steam has a support page on Extra Copies, but I'd rather get a refund since I bought HOI4 and its DLC on the Microsoft Store as I do not like Steam.
 
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Steam has a support page on Extra Copies, but I'd rather get a refund since I bought HOI4 and its DLC on the Microsoft Store as I do not like Steam.
There's no basis for a refund (just my opinion), usually for a refund you have to request it with less than 2 hours played on it. If you've played and enjoyed the game you've already got your money's worth.

I'm just another player though, not representative of anyone but myself, just offering my opinion on here. So take what I think with a pinch of salt.
 
Steam has a support page on Extra Copies, but I'd rather get a refund since I bought HOI4 and its DLC on the Microsoft Store as I do not like Steam.

In the interests of clarity: we will not be offering refunds as an alternative.
 
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Hi all,

Arheo here with some news about Hearts of Iron IV’s development on Microsoft Store. In the near future (exact date under discussion with Microsoft), Hearts of Iron IV will no longer be sold nor updated through the Microsoft store.

Why are we doing this?

We are doing this because it allows us to best utilize our resources supporting the platforms on which the vast majority of Hearts of Iron IV players are present.

What happens to existing customers?

For our Microsoft players I understand that this is likely to be a disappointment. We consider it our duty to ensure that alternative arrangements are made for everyone who owns Hearts of Iron IV, DLCs, or content packs on Microsoft. This is something we’re actively working to resolve - we'll let you know as soon as we have anything to share.

As a final note, I’d like to point out that each studio and game at Paradox has significant autonomy in defining its own strategy: this action is not indicative of a company-wide decision.

------------ Update: 29/01/2024 ------------
Hi all,

As promised, I'm back with some more info on this topic: We're currently working to set up a framework by which existing Microsoft Store customers will be able to redeem single-use Steam product keys for every Hearts of Iron IV product they own on Microsoft. These will be provided at no cost.

All our Microsoft customers will receive further information on how to go about redeeming these once the framework is set up.

/Arheo
When would the frame work be done
 
Hi all,

Arheo here with some news about Hearts of Iron IV’s development on Microsoft Store. In the near future (exact date under discussion with Microsoft), Hearts of Iron IV will no longer be sold nor updated through the Microsoft store.

Why are we doing this?

We are doing this because it allows us to best utilize our resources supporting the platforms on which the vast majority of Hearts of Iron IV players are present.

What happens to existing customers?

For our Microsoft players I understand that this is likely to be a disappointment. We consider it our duty to ensure that alternative arrangements are made for everyone who owns Hearts of Iron IV, DLCs, or content packs on Microsoft. This is something we’re actively working to resolve - we'll let you know as soon as we have anything to share.

As a final note, I’d like to point out that each studio and game at Paradox has significant autonomy in defining its own strategy: this action is not indicative of a company-wide decision.

------------ Update: 29/01/2024 ------------
Hi all,

As promised, I'm back with some more info on this topic: We're currently working to set up a framework by which existing Microsoft Store customers will be able to redeem single-use Steam product keys for every Hearts of Iron IV product they own on Microsoft. These will be provided at no cost.

All our Microsoft customers will receive further information on how to go about redeeming these once the framework is set up.

/Arheo
Are we just lossing our money? at least one steam key??
 
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