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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo

Steam's XCOM: Enemy Unknown Page is now accepting pre-purchases of Firaxis' upcoming continuation of the X-COM series of counter-UFO strategy games, which includes an unusual program that offers customers increasing levels of rewards as more of them commit in advance of the game's release next month. The page also now offers a demo of the game playable through Steam. This announcement has more details on pre-purchase incentives and a special edition of the game at some retailers, as well as the following explanation of what to expect from the demo:

Gamers who download the demo will be guided through two levels of the single-player tutorial campaign, experiencing the combat controls and effective tactics for defending humanity against the alien threat. The two tutorial missions will also introduce players to the XCOM base, where soldier training and researching alien technology takes place, and offers a chance to experience the tactical and strategic layers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The XCOM: Enemy Unknown playable demo will be available soon for console gamers.

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35. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo Sep 24, 2012, 16:26 Matshock
 
Dev wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 16:06:
Titus wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 15:34:
Bit smallish for a 5G demo, basically 1 tutorial, one small level and a lot of cutscenes.
The cut scenes would be why. Movies folder is almost 4g out of the 5g.

Be careful of watching them directly from the folder. They are spoilerific, they even included the end game cut scenes.

They could have (and should have!) cut the distribution down at least in half if they got rid of those (dummy files would have been fine), plus avoiding spoiling the game's story weeks before its out.

I guess they figure the bandwidth is all on steam, but they forget end users sometimes have limited caps.

Thanks for the heads-up. Portal 2 was spoiled for me during that ARG when all the cut scenes went viral. I'm avoiding all things X-COM until I actually play it.
 
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