NowGamer: The Xbox One demo policy hasn't changed, confirmed Major Nelson, with developers the ones who make the final decision on whether their games have demos.
i wish they'd enforce demos for all products, like a single level or a time limited demo... it'd help alot more people buy the games as reviewers can be biased
Yes, but a demo itself can take the best part of the game and make you feel like the whole game is as good. That and it's a waste of resources for a lot of devs, especially for smaller devs without much time, money and resources. The best demos are PS Plus' 1 hour trials, they give you 1 hour to get as far as possible and see how you like it, which probably represents the product better than a actual demo. Though half that hour is probably tutorials and crap. I'd expect those to take less effort on the devs part.
@Forbidden A demo got me to buy Brütal Legend thinking it was an open world action game but the real game turned into that stupid RTS crap.
Thing is, plenty of developers don't release demos because they know their game sucks and they don't want you to know it without paying for it first.
I don't really find I use demos anymore. Often they're just the opening sections or tutorials or something. YouTube gameplay or let's plays are the best way for me of finding out what a game is like these days.
yup. Giant bomb quick looks usually help me make an educated decision.
Definitely in alot of cases watching the first couple of episodes of a lets play can tell you alot about a game. You normally know that if you want to keep watching than you should play it. That being said I watched abit of Remember Me and was so disinterested. Then when it was free with PS+ I played it and really like it. You never really know untill you play it yourself. It's tough.
Remember that story from a while ago saying games with demos generally sell less? Not sure whether 'more demos' is a good thing for Microsoft.
Its a good idea to leave it up to developers. Many times I enjoy a demo but the game ends up being complete crap which is why I never put my faith in them.
I am 99% certain having a demo or tiral is a mandate for all XBLA games on the 360...but since XBLA doesn't exist on the X1 I am guessing that policy went away too. Kinda sucks because It was a great feature of XBLA.
Demo on almost everything was one of the things I loved with Xbox Live...
Sony will allow full game download with XX minutes of gameplay available, if you like it, you can buy it. much better.
Xbox is taking away freedom, stand up and fight, Demo were good part now M$ is trying to take that away damn I'm sorry but maybe I put some genjutsu on these staff member at Xbox on Microsoft soil.
I'm sorry, but your comment is full of contradiction. You equate FORCING developers to make a demo as some sort of freedom? That makes no sense at all. I like demos as much as the next guy, but developers should be FREE to market their games however they see fit.
good luck with that xbox fans cant see past the rain
So not having a demo is taking away from my freedom? Smh... you sony heads sure hitting new lows lately!!! No DEMOS..oh no MS has ruined gaming..lol
Surprise! Another negative Xbox article! This website should just be renamed. It seriously is sad to see. At the very least just label it a Sony website rather than a supposed all gaming website.
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