Thinking about purchasing Civilization V? Hoping to try the demo before you make your final decision? If so, you’re going to have to wait. The Civilization V demo will not be available until September 21, the same day that the full game is scheduled to release in North America.
Above: GamesRadar's Chris Antista climbs into the mind of Garrett Bittner, Senior Producer for Civilization V at E3 2010
2K Greg, 2K Games’ community manager for Civilization V posted a candid announcement and apology concerning the delay on the game’s official site. Here's an excerpt:
“The question many of you are probably asking now is “didn’t you say it would be available before the release date?” The answer to that question is yes, I did. At the time of that announcement, we expected to be able to get the demo out before the 21st, but unfortunately we weren’t able to finalize it in the timeframe we had initially planned, and for that we’re very sorry.
However, we have managed to get it out the same day as the North American release. So for those of you who have been waiting to try out the demo before buying the game, you can still do that with enough time left to run out to the store (or purchase on Steam) and have the full game on the same day as everyone else.”
On the other hand, European audiences won’t see the release of Civilization V until September 24, granting additional time for them to try-before-they-buy.
Aug 31, 2010