Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rockstar Says: No Demo For You!

This either comes as a big disappointment or no surprise, but Rockstar confirmed today that the long-awaited, infamously delayed, Grand Theft Auto IV, will not be getting a pre-release demo.

Demos for titles of GTAIV caliber are rare (about as rare as titles of GTA caliber) because people know what they're getting into anyway. Gears of War and Halo 3 also skipped the pre-release demo party.

In GTA's case an even bigger problem is the nature of the game itself. Since it's an open world title, constructing a demo that limits your access to Liberty City would give the impression that the city is smaller than it in fact is.

So while you won't be playing GTAIV any sooner than sometime after midnight on April 29th, you can rest assured that every minute leading up to that was spent making sure the game is as polished as possible.

[via Joystiq]

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