RAGE demo out on XBLA today, PSN demo scheduled for Dec 6, PC demo to be “different”

It’s been well over a month since RAGE released in early October. The id Software developed and Bethesda Softworks published shooter was well received for the most part, earning an enthusiastic  8-out-of-10 reviewfrom GamesRadar. For those still waiting to “try before they buy,” Bethesda has announced that the RAGE demo is now available on Xbox Live and that PS3 owners can look forward to accessing the demo later on December 6.

When asked about the delay, Bethesda’s Pete Hines responded. “There was no time to branch the game before release to do the work necessary, get it tested, and get it certed,” said Hines via twitter. Hines also explained that the PC RAGE demo will differ from the console ones, saying “We are working on something for the PC as well. Steam allows us to do some things differently than we can do on console.”

In the meantime, those grabbing the demo off of Xbox Live can look forward to stopping the Ghost Clan from poisoning the water supply below the town of Wellspring with the opportunity to test-drive vehicles in RAGE at the Speedway.


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  • avantguardian - November 22, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    still requires 20-something gig install for demo. har!
  • spideralex90 - November 22, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    I bought this game, beat it, and sold it back. The game looks fantastic, but the AI is all the same, they move slightly different from each other, but at the core each enemy is the same. The multiplayer is lackluster, and the story is meh. I was really excited for this game, and then really disappointed, much like Homefront. Only Homefront's multiplayer was actually fun. Rage 2 and Homefront 2 both have the potential to be great games, but the firsts one both were lackluster.
  • TheLastRGP - November 23, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    Wow. I bought both games. Homefront was a nice first attempt. Played Rage day 1 and haven't played it since. I was expecting a lot more, but the interesting thing is that before the game was announced, they said there was no easy the game could have a demo because it was so big. A tepid response a month after being released, and now there's a demo. I'm gonna finish this game and trade it in. Tech is amazing, but teleplay was average.
  • GenMasterB - November 22, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    "the PC RAGE demo will differ from the console ones"..... Oh like it MIGHT WORK THIS TIME!!
  • jasoncarter - November 22, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    May contain securom beware lol. Nothing would shock me after seeing Batman on steam this week with rocksteady using securom. Plus, isn't slightly late for this???
  • Moondoggie1157 - November 22, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    Bethesda can shove it... You know the difference between the Xbox and PS3 demo? The PS3 gets a unique 10fps frame rate, very obscure. I'll try the demo, but honestly, after getting screwed with Fallout 3, New Vegas, and Brink (luckily didn't have to deal with the Skyrim crap) I have given up on them... blaghh...

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