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Bethesda: RAGE Demo Doubtful

Bethesda PR VP Pete Hines tells VG247 that it is unlikely we will get a playable demo for RAGE, id Software's upcoming first-person shooter. "Itís something we look at for every game and we do it where possible and where appropriate,Ē Hines told them today. "But to be perfectly honest, from a technical standpoint, it isnít always possible. I donít see a demo for RAGE on the cards." He adds: "I guess itís not a zero percent chance, but itís somewhere down on that end of the spectrum." This represents a significant change for id, who were acquired by Bethesda parent Zenimax in 2009, as all their games through QUAKE were released as shareware, and every one of their games since QUAKE II have had playable demos.

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4. Re: Bethesda: RAGE Demo Doubtful Jan 20, 2011, 22:06 SirKnight
 
It would be too large. Megatextures are giant. Just look at how big (700+ MB) Rage HD for iOS is. And it's a very short game with A LOT less going on than the full Rage game.

I do miss the days of shareware though. 90's PC gaming > all.

 
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