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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While i think their answer was dishonest, they still would need to take a massive chunk of time to cut out a section of the game that would be self-contained, have it make sense and be happy that it would represent the entire game from a marketing standpoint.

FC2 is about as close as a single player game comes to the complexity of a MMOG. They would need to devote a large amount time to making a demo which would take critical manpower away from the retail product.

Personally, I don't like the fact that there won't be a demo but from a business standpoint it makes a lot of sense.
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