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Submitted by Cyrus365 2654d ago | news

Fallout 3 demo not possible

Bethesda's Pete Hines has confirmed that there will be no demo for Fallout 3.

Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer in the shape of Kieron Gillen, Hines said there was "no way" to slice a portion of the world off and have it stand on its own.

"When you build it as one thing, there's no way to portion off a section and have it stand on its own without putting the whole game in the demo, which we're just not going to do," said Hines. (Fallout 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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PirateThom  +   2654d ago
Understanable, I doubt many people will be disappointed with the final product anyway.
meepmoopmeep  +   2654d ago
agreed.
there are developers who need no demo because their reputation talks wonders.
ElementsUnknown  +   2654d ago
They already made a small demo...called OBLIVIAN!
How much more evidence do you need to expect this game will be incredible. Bethesda and Hines have the ultimate proof in oblivion, which for the amount of time I played it cost me less than 50 cents an hour. This is one game that I trust to be entertaining, much like GTA4, all one needs to do is look at prior work for the equity this game requires.
MK_Red  +   2654d ago
Actually, while Oblivion was a good game, it's what has made people worried about Fallout 3 and is the only thing against F3 because it was a really simplified and shallow RPG compared to previous games in Elder Scrolls series and way more easier and less complex than original Fallouts.

Fallout 3 has a completely different strategy, theme and gameplay to Oblivion's and to make a good and successful Fallout 3, Bethesda needs to distance itself from Oblibion as much as possible.
Ali_The_Brit  +   2654d ago
not suprising, there was no oblivion demo either its just impossible to do it with games like these
RealityCheck  +   2654d ago
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To compensate, they should release some good footage of actual gameplay (no cut-scenes, or very little).
Captain Tuttle  +   2654d ago
Good move...
The guys at NMA and Duck and Cover would shred the thing at give it tons of negative press. They're not happy with the way this game is going. Although to be fair the only thing they'd be satisfied with is Fallout 2.5 (2D, sprite based isometric gameplay).
MK_Red  +   2653d ago
Good one though like them, I'd prefer a turn-based 2D isometric Fallout 3 / 2.5 as well. TB and 2D FTW!
kingme71  +   2654d ago
oh come on, put the whole game in a demo... we don't mind :)
Lord_Ash  +   2654d ago
Makes sense, I already pre ordered this game, but I may cancel cause It's getting harder and harder for me to play long games.
NDN_Shadow  +   2653d ago
At least they stated why there won't be one. A demo is meant to be a "demonstration" of what the game's capable of. Understandable, given the nature of the game.

Still, it's disappointing that you won't be able to "try before you buy".
moujahed  +   2653d ago
* Xtard Mode*
No Fallout 3 Demo??!! Microsoft and XboxLive is trash!!! Can't even get a demo!?? GOSH!!! Fawkin Microsoft and XboxLive fault, WAAAAAAHHHH WAAAHHHHH WAAHHHHHH!!!! HALO 3!!!!

OH MY GAWD GEARS 2, Chainsaw battle...
Cyrus365  +   2653d ago
Lots of games are starting to go the no demo route, as more and more research is saying this isn't the best way to sell a game, especially if it's not a well excuted demo.

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