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Gears of War - No Pre-Release Demo

You will be disappointed to hear that there is to be no Gears of War demo out before the game's 'emergence day' on the 17th November

Regarding the rumour of a pre-release demo, Rein posted on the official GoW forum, "It just isn't true. There is no demo coming out before the game ships and I have no idea if we'll do one after the game ships or not. Right now there are no plans to do one…"

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Dukester1013847d ago

isnt the point of a demo to try the game out and see if you really like it?

i know that developing a demo is a totally different aspect, and may take time away from actual game development, but jeez.

i really dont want to play a demo "after" the games' release... i want to try it out 1st and then make my decision... again, isnt that the point?

calderra3847d ago

People still don't get this... so let's try it again...

THE GEARS OF WAR TEAM HAS HAD THIS EXACT SAME POLICY ON THE DEMO SINCE THE PROJECT WAS ANNOUNCED, THEY HAVE MADE PUBLIC STATEMENTS SUPPORTING THAT POLICY SINCE THAT TIME, AND THEY HAVE NEVER SAID ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT DEMO POSSIBILITIES!!! THIS IS NOT NEWS!!!!

BTW: Having a demo post-launch is pretty standard. Devs get the game out sooner and spend all their time making it great, then get the demo out afterward for people who might not have picked it up at launch, but who will be helping keep it on topseller lists for months after launch.

JPomper3847d ago

Eh, I don't think we need a demo to find out if this game is going to be good. We're a couple weeks from release and it's been getting nothing but rave reviews from ANYBODY who's laid hands on it.

I'm not really bothered by this.

omansteveo3847d ago

Emergence Day is Nov.12th

The great 13847d ago

There not doing a demo because they know the gamesplay sucks proably lol, too bad!

THELANDSOFSAND3847d ago

gameplay sucking is a PS3 exclusive feature

;)

malachi233847d ago

maybe if you live in America...but he was probally talking about the EURO release here, which is set at Nov 17th

nuclearnipple3847d ago

I for one will be first in line on emergance day dont care about demo i wanna play this fully untill my eyes bleed

BIadestarX3847d ago (Edited 3847d ago )

Actually the point of a Demo is to [awake] interest and to raise awareness. In other words; “marketing”. NOT TO BE NICE TO GAMERS. Now, I answer your questions with questions. Who does not know about Gears of war? Have you heard of it? Are you looking forward to it? You don’t think it will sell every single copy when released?
Now, ask yourself if they need a demo.
As matter of fact a demo would hurt them. Why? Because Sony fanboys will not sleep trying to find anything negative to say about this game. And if they don't find anything they will make them. Giving the game bad press, and maybe stopping some from buying the game. (see The great 1 comments and you will see what I mean).

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