Physicality Games is an upcoming sales platform for hard-copy games
Physicality Games has announced its plan to launch itself as a new name in game retail, albeit one that specializes in physical copies. It also intends to sell "gaming culture" gear, such as collectibles, soundtracks, clothing and accessories.
This new store's business model involves securing exclusive rights to distribute the physical versions of titles from publishers, "primarily those which were previously only available via digital download". The demand for the titles in question will be crowdfunded, in a manner similar to that employed by Drop/Massdrop. In other words, if a pre-order goal for a given game is met, its physical form will be manufactured and shipped to its buyers.
Physicality Games asserts that these hard copies will be designed, packaged and shipped "with care" by its staff. Similarly, the site promises excellent customer service. This new platform will also offer a social element, with customizable user profiles for an online community that can link to others. It will also donate part of its profits to a charity of the customer's choice, selected as they go through its checkout process.
This new site is set to launch 60 days from today (December 21, 2019). Until then, interested consumers can take part in its pre-launch email sign-up campaign, which also earns the subscriber an entry into its prize draw.