No Far Cry 2 Demo

Eurogamer has word from Ubisoft's Clint Hocking that we should not expect a demo version of Far Cry 2, as this is another of those open-world style games the won't readily scale to a sample version: "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. I don't know too many people who are willing to give away a 12-hour game for free."
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I just find it really hard to believe that these developers cannot make even the most basic demonstration of their game, even if it's just a tech demo or a small building you play through in five minutes.
Yeah, even if they just take a couple of buildings / a village from the game, throw in some bad guys and fence it off (even if done literally with a fence). The trouble is that may create a false impression of the game and they'd rather avoid that, even if it means a few lost sales. Certainly I don't understand why there's not a multiplayer demo - that would be incredibly easy to do and act as a great advertising tool (if the game's good).

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