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'F.E.A.R. 2' Demo by the End of January; PS3 Version to Require 'Qore' Subscription

GameCyte.com writes: "Looking forward to "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin?" Waiting for your change to play the demo? The good news is, Warner Bros. has confirmed (via email) a "F.E.A.R. 2? demo will be available by the end of January on the Xbox 360 and the PS3, stating that it could be out as early as mid-January.

The bad news (for PS3 owners) is that, according to Dark Zero (via 1UP), you'll only be able to download the demo if you're a "Qore" subscriber. For those who aren't familiar with "Qore" (that would be most people outside of North America), it's a PSN-based video magazine, and it sets gamers back $2.99 per episode, or $24.99 for a yearly subscription."

Update:

Update: According to those who have downloaded the latest issue of “Qore,” it states that the “F.E.A.R. 2? demo should be “expected” on January 15th, which would be this Thursday’s PSN update. I’ve also heard back from a source at Sony, who said that a subscription will be required to download the early demo–but a month subscription should do the trick.

In other words, you’ll just have to buy January’s edition of “Qore” if you want early access to the “F.E.A.R. 2? demo. You’ll still have to pay $2.99 to play it earlier, but at least it’s better than having to pay $24.99 for a 13-month subscription. For those who don’t want to fork over cash to play a demo (or who own an Xbox 360), you’ll get your shot a week later. No word yet on the PC demo’s release date, but it will be “around the same time.”

The original rumor post can be found preserved below (for posterity, and to prove that my earlier theory was incorrect), in the full story.

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Parapraxis3537d ago (Edited 3537d ago )

This info is incorrect. You can buy the single episode of Qore to get the demo for $2.99.
http://www.projectorigincom...
If it were only for subscribers PSblog, as well as the community managers @ ProjectOrigin would have mentioned that.

Every Qore "exclusive" demo has been released PSN for free at a later date as well.

My guess is Dark Zero (via 1UP) thought the Demo would be live, and came to this silly assumption that it was only available for subscribers, ignoring the fact that it clearly states in Qore that the Demo would be available on January 15th.

marinelife93537d ago

They got this completely wrong. Jan 15th for Qore subscribers. On PSN and Xbox live at the end of the month for free. Same format as Valkyria Chronicles.

Kleptic3537d ago

doesn't matter...its still lame...have you ever watched Qore?...I downloaded the free episode last month...LAME...i'd rather buy pointless furniture in Home or something...

oh well...i'll be kneed deep in a killzone 2 demo 1 week later...not going to lose much sleep over it...but here is to hoping FEAR 2 for the PS3 is nothing like FEAR 1 for the PS3...FEAR was a great game...but the PS3 port was a shat fest of epic proportions...could be the single weakest PS3 port the system ever received...

360 man3537d ago

please even i know ps3 fans aint gonna bother with this

they will be too busy playing killzone 2 demo

iHEARTboobs3537d ago

I already know i'm buying the game so I'll be waiting VERY patiently.

Kleptic3537d ago

either way...you have to agree with him...they think its a good idea to force people to pay to try a demo of another shooter releasing in Killzone 2's window?...that is suicide on every level...they should have tried the opposite...made the demo for FEAR 2 free and give a mandatory download or something...in which case it would be forcing people to at least try it, knowing that killzone 2 is the game they want anyway...

FEAR 2 could be a fantastic game...a fantastic game completely brushed aside on both consoles by killzone 2...and by halo wars on the 360...its not in a very friendly release window by any means...

Bnet3433537d ago

Killzone 2 demo --> Feb. 5th
Killzone 2 --> Feb. 27th

Owned noob.

RememberThe3573537d ago

I'm confused. How did you "own" him?

BattleAxe3536d ago

I'm not goin g to bother with the KZ2 demo either, the game is going to kick ass and I'd rather be wowed when I buy the game.

I'm interested in FEAR 2, but since the first one was not all that stunning on the PS3, I'll have to play the demo, but I'm looking forward to trying it out.

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lord_of_balrogs3537d ago (Edited 3537d ago )

On the bright side, FEAR2 will sell well on the 360 considering its lack of FPS at the moment.

Parapraxis3537d ago

http://darkzero.co.uk/game-...
gamecyte.com is completely wrong, nowehere did Dark Zero say that you had to subscribe.

mintaro3537d ago

Seems like a waste to me. Better things could be done with $2.99 then paying for a demo you'll get for free later.

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