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    Crash Bandicoot 4 is getting a demo, starting today, but it will only be available for certain individuals. Activision is offering a demo that contains three levels and two playable characters, though you can only access the demo if you pre-order the game digitally on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The demo's levels include Dino Dash, Snow Way Out, and a level where you get to play as Cortex, in his own variation of Snow Way Out. If you can't get your hands on the demo, you'll be able to play the game, when it launches next month, on October 2nd.
     
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  3. mathew77

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    «WANT A DEMO
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    MUST BUY THE GAME.»
     
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    Yeah, finally some paid demos, exactly what everyone was asking for.
    Because you know, you wouldn't want people to try your game before they buy it, right ?
     
  5. YuseiFD

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    "hey potential buyers, want to test the game ? Find the gameplay on youtube"

    Huh ??? What do you think, good PR, more costumers !
     
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    ...Why even bother at that point? Demos are supposed to be played before you buy the game to help you decide whether you'll buy it or not, they shouldn't be given out as a preorder bonus :glare:
     
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    So to get access to the demo, something only useful for undecided buyers*, you need to be so confident in the game that you pay for it in advance? In what world does THAT make any sense?

    *And the very impatient, I suppose.
     
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    What's the point of releasing a demo for those who already pre-order the game?

    This is plain stupid.
     
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    The only effect this could possibly have is to make some of the people who preordered it change their minds and cancel their order.
    Why call it a "demo" if it's not going to be publicly available (and they will get shit on for it)? Why not call it "exclusive preview" and make it sound like they're giving people a bonus?
     
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    Love that wording "exclusive preview" i could see ea using terminology like this
     
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    Seems like a dick move from Activision, no, wait, it's normal of them lol

    Hope the game gets pirated.
     
  12. SexySpai

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    THATS LITERALLY DEFEATING THE PURPOSE OF THE DEMO
     
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    Demos are usually made so people can try the game before buying it or even make a pre-order, not the oposite lol.

    This is complete nonesense, it makes me believe that this strategy has been only made so streamers can make gameplay videos before release so = free advertising.
     
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    Well, fuck you too Activision (would've put in a flipping the bird emote, but there's none?)
    Wanted to hope that the game would come out a bit unschated from the usual triple ay trappings bs, but nah, go to fucking hell, bobby kocktic
     
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    This defeats the whole purpose of a demo. That is, to be given a chance to try out a small portion of the game and buy it if you enjoyed your short time with it.
     
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    weird move, but at least you can cancel digital preorders - right?

    also I hope to God this game doesn't suck. my heart strings cant take it.

    but im happy the 1-3 remaster turned out well enough. and came to switch
     
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    So then if someone want to play a demo, they must first pay for the complete game... not a very smart business model there I'd say.

    Anyway, that game series has never been something I'm aking to play at all, but the racing one on the PSX was a very good one I must say, too bad all the next iterations were just crap.
     
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    Tell that to all the people trying to install Mario All Stars early :ha:. And those are games anyone can play right now lol
     
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    Is a PS4 game, of course it will get pirated, even if you won't be able to play it in a hacked PS4 until they find out a new workaround. Because the game will most likely require the latest firmware update.
     
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    Way to completely miss the point of what demos are for Activision.
     
  21. Mr.Faq2015

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    Is it a coincidence that my mind foresaw the moment I opened this thread by making me play this on yt while browsing?
     
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