No Fallout 3 demo coming

Written by Tim Smalley

April 22, 2008 // 1:09 p.m.

Tags: #3 #demo #fallout #hines #not #pete #possible #preview #report

Bethesda Softworks' Pete Hines has said that there will be no demo for Fallout 3, according to a report on Eurogamer.

Hines explained that because Fallout 3 has been built as one thing, "there's no way to portion off a section and have it stand on its own without putting the whole game in the demo, which we're just not going to do."

He then went onto say that because of the open, free-roaming nature of the game, a demo would prohibitively limit the experience. "And it doesn't really capture the fun of a game like an Elder Scrolls or a Fallout, where you can go where you want and do what you want. So no demo, sorry."

This will no doubt disappoint those who were hoping to try the game before buying it because of reservations they have with the game's direction.

Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing game that is expected to hit retail shelves later this year. For more information about the game, please check out our preview of the game. And while we wait for the game’s release, discuss these developments in the forums.

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