Ubisoft: No Far Cry 2 demo planned

Written by Joe Martin

July 11, 2008 // 9:50 a.m.

Tags: #farcry #far-cry #far-cry-2 #farcry-2 #ubisoft

Ubisoft's Clint Hocking, the creative director behind the upcoming Far Cry 2 has confirmed that there will be no demo released for the game in a comment to Eurogamer last week.

The reason behind the lack of a demo is, according to Hocking, the open nature of the game would make it almost impossible to present a teaser section to players without giving away a large portion of the full game.

When we went hands-on with Far Cry 2 at Ubidays 2008 recently the open sandbox that players could play in was one of the most impressive things about the game. That and the beautiful, beautiful fire that spread all over the dry African setting like a pyromaniac's dream.

"One reason is, even if we were to give out what you played today - even if we put invisible walls around it and said, here's the demo, you can go anywhere you like inside these walls and play it how you want - that's potentially right there eight-to-ten hours of gameplay," said Hocking.

"I don't know too many people who are willing to give away a 12-hour game for free"

Hocking then went on to confirm that the game is now almost complete and most of the work now is going into debugging and testing, commenting that when you have 100 men doing nothing but that then the work can get done really fast. Good to hear.

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