EA's SKATE Demo Delayed
Demos here, demos there, demos everywhere. Eternal Sonata, Stranglehold, and Bioshock, the recent releases of these incredible demos have sent my seasonal expectations into overdrive. What would make these last couple of weeks complete? How about the SKATE demo from EA? Sure, why not?
Well, looks like we may have to wait another week. EA has just announced that they are going to miss their SKATE demo expected release of 8/15, (On Xbox Live, no current date for PS3 demo) using the extra development time to work out some of the kinks. What kinks you ask? Well, hereâ€™s the official word from the EA spokesperson.
â€œWe are trying something completely new for an Xbox Marketplace demo in allowing people to play the game and upload footage they take in-game to our Skate website. The skate.reel video upload functionality is much more technically complex than a standard offline demo, and the number of moving parts have resulted in undue & hard-to-predict delays.”
You can make online skate videos with the DEMO? Cripes, kiss my social life goodbye. Luckily for us, the word from the official forums is that the expected delay should not last more than a week.