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die saga von the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega add to Indiegogo campaign is getting even messier. Indiegogo zu sein now sending in debt collectors zu try to get back some von the money the backers put into ns project, durch Eurogamer.

In in update posted von Indiegogo’s trust & Safety mannschaft to die Vega Plus’ crowdfunding page, die company notes that it had contacted ns Vega Plus team about offering “contact die info of sky representatives, <...> refunding backers automatically upon request, and providing Indiegogo with a evaluation console,” conditions which Indiegogo claims that the mannschaft was unable zu meet. (Sky owns intellectual property rights to die original Spectrum computers.)

As such, Indiegogo — von changes made belastung year — zu sein working through a collection agency kommen sie try kommen sie refund backers, although ns company notes the it wollen likely take part time and that it still is hope that the Vega Plus möchte ship, an which situation this all would certainly be moot.

A twitter account weil das the project cases that the did market to demo a unit kommen sie Indiegogo, which may be a an excellent sign, although it still hasn’t addressed die other concerns Indiegogo raised, consisting of refunding disillusioned backers.

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Indiegogo ‘s london based representative and this ist how they oase reacted. #zxvega https://t.co/vCIyy7Zp8U

— Sinclair ZX Vega (

The retro gaming console was erste announced back an 2016, through a promised release day of danach that year. It elevated over 500,000 pounds (roughly $688,308), which is over triple its resources goal. But years later, ns company has actually yet to ship any devices zu backers.

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Ultimately, though, it’s yet another disappointing turn weil das backers von the Vega Plus, albeit one that’s a useful reminder von the potential risks von crowdfunded gadgets.

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