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When should a "playable" demo for an upcoming game be released?

  1. On or after release date

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. < 1 month before release

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. > 1 months < 3 months

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. > 3 months < 6 months

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. > 6 months

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
By be_patient
May 16, 2007
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  1. I was just curious as to how long people believe a "playable" demo for an upcoming game should be released.
  2. Envergure

    Envergure TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    I think pre-release marketing is very important for a game's success. A good example is Halo 3 (TBA 2007), where there's all these vidocs and screens being released months ahead of time. A bad example is Farcry (2003 I think), which is absolutely incredible (or so I've heard) but didn't sell well because nobody knew it existed for the first few months (they eventually released a demo and I downloaded it but it wouldn't run).
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