Pre-order early-access has been doing well for publishers

In the past few years, a new trend has started cropping up with pre-order culture. Not only will gamers get "exclusive" items from specific retailers or bonus digital goodies, but people willing to plunk down on pre-orders will receive early access to new games. Just this year, we've seen multiple titles with scattered release dates (which we talked about on Impulse) and it seems that incentive has been paying off.

According to "multiple publishers" that spoke with GamesIndustry.biz, early...

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