No demo planned for Assassin's Creed
- Posted October 5th, 2007 at 08:53 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 18 Comments
Assassin’s Creed Producer Jade Raymond has confirmed that developer Ubisoft will not be issuing a demo of the highly anticipated action/adventure prior to its release this November.
"No, we're not making a demo”, said Raymond, during a Q&A session at last months Tokyo Games Show.
Raymond cited the titles sandbox-style gameplay as the main reason for the decision, stating, "There was no way to really make a demo," adding, "and I think that's the same reason that games like GTA don't have a demo - when you have a city it's hard to figure out exactly what you put on there."
She revealed that a solution to the problem was addressed, but in the end all efforts proved to be ineffective.
Due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Assassin’s Creed takes place in the year 1191, during the Third Crusade. Gamers will assume the role of a consummate assassin named Altair - a member of the deadly Hashshashin sect, whose mission is to eliminate nine historical figures.
Gameplay is completely open ended, and events will change depending on your actions throughout the game as you explore a series of meticulously crafted historical cities and locations.
Stay tuned for more coverage here at PSU in the coming months.
- 4:11am EDT - October 5th, 2007
Saints Row had a DEMO and that was a sandbox-style game, so it looks to me that they are eather still having the same problems thay had at E3 or there just being lazy.
- 4:15am EDT - October 5th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... when i heard this interview i was a bit disappointed but i get where shes coming form but theres plenty of demos thisy ear to get stuck into anyway
- 5:07am EDT - October 5th, 2007
Ugh, stupid. They CAN make a demo for it, based on a time limit like the demo for "Skate." and others! >.> You could play something like the full game on that demo including missions, but had a time limit. So why not give you a time limit or "event limit"? Simply idiotic and lazy.
- 5:20am EDT - October 5th, 2007
Good thing I wasn't riding an the demo to know if I should buy it or not. Getting the CE day 1.
- 5:45am EDT - October 5th, 2007
a lady techie, hmm turns me on...hope she's hot or nevermind
- 5:55am EDT - October 5th, 2007
This game really seems interesting,a demo would have been nice though.
funkybudda | funkybudda
- 6:23am EDT - October 5th, 2007
the game is not gonna live up to the hype (or what's left of it, lol), releasing a demo will just hurt the potential sales (preorders mostly).
- 6:38am EDT - October 5th, 2007
It would be lame becuase they would give to much of the game to way and would be hard to judge where you can go and how much your aloud to see. If i remember quests or missions sometimes take up half the map. Just buy the game, it will probabley be one of the best games of the year.
- 7:01am EDT - October 5th, 2007
why do we get new here late.. i seen this on the psu forums a couple of days before.. well anyways i dont care its no long till it releases so i rather expierense the full game.
- 7:36am EDT - October 5th, 2007
they proby would but would you rather hav a demo or a delay?
- 12:36pm EDT - October 5th, 2007
its prolly so we dont see how lame this game is lol
- 1:30pm EDT - October 5th, 2007
Well I guess they are dedicated on meeting the release so all their energy is in that area as of now. Can't be helped, rather have a full-fledged an finished game than have a half of one.
- 1:39pm EDT - October 5th, 2007
I'm always wary when a dev says "no demo", especially when previews have been mixed. The game sounded extremely promising, but as OPM said, it's creaking under its own ambition. Sounds to me like they don't want to put people off with a demo.
- 3:05pm EDT - October 5th, 2007
Not everyone reads the forums. The forums are a completely seperate URL from the News so chances are a random person on the net checking google will see these before they see the stuff in the forum.
Anyway... Personally I think this is a bad sign. You want to make a demo of a free roam world the best thing to do is have a circular radius around a central area that way you might still have a lot of distant architeture but you wouldnt need the higher resolution textures that you;d need if you actually got close to them.
I think they're trying to hide the fact that this game isnt turning out as cool as it should. So I'm sure as heII not buying it sight unseen. I'm excecting a lot of low scores.
- 4:12pm EDT - October 5th, 2007
I find thats preety stupid it sucks that they wouldin't make a demo because I was looking forward ffor them to make one before the release.
XSpike_SpiegelC | XSpike_SpiegelC
- 7:33pm EDT - October 5th, 2007
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?!?!?!?!?!?!? It means that they cant get it to work right, and still plays like crap...this was a DAY 1 purchase, heck i was wanting to preorder it....but after seeing how many bugs it has, and them going really going sci-fi, blah! this is a definite rent now...........
- 5:37am EDT - October 6th, 2007
I'll just wait and rent or buy it. Just like we did in the good ol' days before there were PSN demos!!!
- 8:40am EDT - October 6th, 2007
no demo :-( its cool though, the game will make up for having no demo
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