Extra Guy writes: The news that Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version has been delayed was probably something of a letdown for fans, but it’s the news that came after they should be really upset about. Apparently Capcom will be using the sales data from this game, whenever it actually does launch, to determine the fate of the full version. No Prototype Version sales, no full release.
Capcom has been inching toward this for a while now, but it appears the dawn of the paid demo is upon us. But the idea that the sales of a demo should be used as a barometer for whether or not a full title should be released is new. Its implications are potentially harmful for the future of smaller projects from larger companies, but is currently an outright slap to the face of Mega Man Legends fans everywhere.