LucasArts Confirms There Will Be a Demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

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A representative from LucasArts has confirmed that there will be a demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which will be released through Xbox Live and the Playstation Network (sorry, Wii owners). The company wants more people to see the game first-hand, which will hopefully convince them to buy it. According to Cameron Suey, the producer for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions:

“I’m not certain about the specifics, but we definitely want to get this game out into people’s hands,” Suey told us. “There are people who are excited about it, who are going to play it right away, whether they play it (the demo) or not. But I think something that is wonderful is that the gameplay itself is so engaging, people who aren’t Star Wars fans or who aren’t even hardcore gamers, once they get their hands on some of the gameplay and how it works, are really going to be won over by it.”

When asked directly if LucasArts planned to release a demo, Suey replied: “Yeah. We definitely want to get it out there.”

Unfortunately, no word yet on when exactly a demo might be coming. Rest assured though that whenever it does, I’ll be playing the hell out of that thing.

Via VideoGamer.com

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8 Comments on LucasArts Confirms There Will Be a Demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Bounce

On May 12, 2008 at 10:25 pm

LOL, they also say that a $4000 pc can’t handle this game. They must have swapped out talented people with complete morons at their studio if they say such a thing. I laughed all night long, I can’t get any sleep because of it.

MrMister

On May 12, 2008 at 11:29 pm

“Sorry Wii Owners”

Yea I know… well they can still release a DS demo through the Nintendo Channel. :wink:

Evismang

On May 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm

@Bounce

That’s not what they said.
“[If we made the game for high-end PCs], someone with a low-end PC would have a watered down experience, they would have to turn all the settings down and it wouldn’t be the same game. On the other hand if we made that game for as many people as possible then it’s not taking advantage of what those $4,000 systems can do.”

Taken directly from Kotaku, this article in particular:
http://kotaku.com/389776/force-unleashed-not-coming-to-pc-and-this-is-the-best-excuse-lucasarts-could-come-up-with

Chroniss

On May 12, 2008 at 11:50 pm

You could build a PC that would run this game on high settings for under $1000, easy. I understand their complaint that it limits sales potential because of older PC’s, especially considering the economy now and as its going. However, I really hate the price amount they state in press releases, it further increases the mentality that PC’s are this expensive (4000?!) and not worth buying, get a console. Put some effort into it, find someone to build one, even pre-built like Dell sell good gaming comps for just about $1200.

Jose

On May 13, 2008 at 12:07 am

If you buy a gaming pc from dell, you are automatically throwing at least $300 away on the dell name and a bull XPS case. I know someone who has one and it vibrates like crazy because of the crappy case design. Especially when you put in a cd or dvd rom. That even goes for Alienware. I know they are nice and all, but you can build an equvalent PC for half the cash. All your money goes to the bad ass case that alienware has so smartly patented. Building a PC is not hard. Just do a little frigin research people. It’s all about customization.

TikiDad

On May 13, 2008 at 6:33 am

I’m telling you, EA is out to eliminate the PC gaming market. They’ve cancelled Madden for the PC (no great loss as it was nothing more than ty roster updates for the PS2 since 2004)…then they try this bull with SecuROM on Mass Effect and Spore. I think the only reasons they reneged on that was Penny Arcade pulling their Mass Effect advertising and they realized they could actually lose money on two sure things. I’ve built my own PC’s for almost 10 years now, I’ve never spent more than $1200 and I’m smart enough to reuse whatever I can. For $4000 chances are I could build some future PC from space, and it might even run Crysis…speaking of which, are they saying this game is somehow more taxing than Crysis?

RE4LiTY

On May 13, 2008 at 7:47 am

I can run Crysis on max quality graphics at 40+ constant frames. The most expensive part is the video card.

Sad to see that they wouldn’t even port this game to PC. Considering you limit yourself programming wise with consoles, I consider this as them dumbing down the game a bit and limiting content.

There still is a large PC Market.

Gauldar

On May 13, 2008 at 9:11 am

IMHO these are some of the best cases out there.

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/contact_us/index1.php

They are light, sturdy and easy to work with (all parts connected with thumb screws). When I took the thing out of the box I was able to life it with my baby finger. Whenever I upgrade my computer, the case is always what stays.