From the end of May, Humble Bundle plans to test a new store page that will remove its signature sliders. Since the sale of its first charity package in 2010, the company has allowed customers to decide how much of what they pay for a collection of games, software or books is shared between itself, publishers and charities. . It’s a system that has historically allowed you to donate everything you pay for a package to a good cause.
In a blog post spotted by Kotaku, the company now says it plans to replace this system with a new one where you will have two options. After deciding how much you want to spend on a package, you can choose to donate 5% or 15% of your purchase to charity. Either way, most of your money will go to publishers, and the company caps your charitable contribution at 15%. He suggests the change will help unify bundles with his other product offerings where sliders are not a feature. In turn, this will allow him to “continue to create and develop ensembles that fuel incredible causes around the world.” We’ve reached out to Humble Bundle for additional information and feedback, and we’ll update this story when the company responds to us.
As you can imagine, the change isn’t going well with the company’s customers, with many accusing Humble Bundle of turning into another storefront service. To make matters worse, when the company started testing the change last month, it didn’t share what it was doing with the community. “We apologize for this and appreciate all who have written to ask us questions about this,” he said. “The lesson for us was that we should have been more proactive in communicating the test.
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