Haze for zilch in Canada eh?
We've been eagerly anticipating upcoming first person shooter Haze's launch... several times. The game has been delayed time and time again, but will finally be hitting retail stores May 20 in North America. Want to play it for free?
Well you can if you live in Canada, sort of. Ripten spotted an intriguing proposition regarding the title in the March flier for EB Games Canada. Apparently, if you pre-order the game, you're able to play and return it within a week of purchase for a full refund - in store credit.
Personally, we aren't sure if this will help or hurt the title. Will gamers who would have otherwise passed on the title jump on the opportunity to try it and decide to keep it? Or will the week of play satiate the average gamer's desire , who will proceed to return the title, destining it for the lucrative (for retailers, not publishers) used games business?
We aren't quite positive; perhaps both will be the case. Regardless, this deal doesn't look like it will be available in the US, at least for this title. We assume GameStop and EB Games are using Canada as a test subject for this new-fangled play before you pay promotion. We'll keep you updated on this nectar-riddled FPS coming to a PS3 near you this May.