30°
Submitted by incognito248 368d ago | opinion piece

The Demo Is Dead, Long Live The Beta

With Destiny leading the way, are betas really better than demos? (Destiny, Industry)

Dlacy13g  +   368d ago
Betas are better than demos for devs on many fronts imo. you don't have to present as highly polished an experience as you do (should) in a demo. Demos are supposed to be representative of final product... betas don't carry that weight on their shoulders. Betas also can be done early enough to help devs get good feedback on a game in progress vs a demo that pretty much is final product. We need look no further than BF Hardline as an example of a Beta being a good tool for the Developer. Feedback was bad, they pulled the game back to re-tool. Had they waited and put out a demo in say early October that game would have died a fiery death. As it stands it has a fighting chance now to be good.
AllAboutGaming  +   368d ago
I'd prefer beta because I can make an informered purchase decision well before a game releases. Many times a demo comes out at release or after. Sometimes you just don't want to wait and get burned with a crap game.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Tangiers is what happens when stealth meets horror

27m ago - Tangiers is said to be a surreal stealth game with a hint of horror, and the latest trailer check... | PC
30°

Education Becomes Product in No Pineapple Left Behind’s Demo

27m ago - A mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially when it could be stuffed full of facts to generat... | PC
Ad

Win a Pro-Painted Ghorgon!

Now - Turbo Tape Games is pleased to announce a contest for an exclusive Ghorgon miniature hand-painted by Dave Taylor! | Promoted post
30°

Wipeout 2 Cheats, Tips & Tricks: 6 Awesome Hints You Should Know

27m ago - Want to enjoy all the crazy fun of the Wipeout television show on your iOS device? Activision is... | iPhone
30°

Terminator Genisys: Revolution Cheats & Strategy Guide – 5 Essential Tips You Need to Know

27m ago - Terminator Genisys: Revolution is a brand new mobile game by Glu, which is available for iOS and... | iPhone
30°

Blades of Brim Cheats & Strategy Guide: 5 Excellent Tips You Need to Know

27m ago - Ever played a game that’s a hybrid of a role-playing game and an endless runner? Blades of Brim i... | iPhone