pre ordered. low rate me.
I up-voted you if it helps!
I actually will also preorder games occasionally. If there's a developer I support, a genre I like or a publisher that has constantly supported my preferred genres and storefront (DRM free on GoG) I have no problem pre-ordering to show that support for a company that seems to respect me as a consumer and provides a product I like.
Frankly, if all we're willing to do as consumers is buy a game 8 years later, after the company has already gone bankrupt, for 99 cents - we don't get to complain about microtransactions dominating the gameworld, the "same old AAA" rehash sequel fest, the purchase of developers by the same 3 companies etc etc etc. Sure I've been burnt once or twice by a preorder - but I like to think all the other times have helped keep a company I believe in making games I want to play.
Maybe my $50 bucks didn't do anything... but if nobody ever does it, then we can't ever expect these companies to succeed.
Also - LOVED the first Plague Tale. Super surprise for me, and extremely glad I played it.