The elimination of the various fairs, both professional and public, has another consequence than those linked to the announcements: the inability for the public to try the games. To get around this problem, several platforms, including Valve have started to offer demos.
A principle that will take over the Summer Game Fest with a Demo Event which will take place from July 21 to 27. Microsoft will participate, and unveil the modalities of this event concerning the owners of Xbox One. On the program between 75 and 100 new demos, free download and try for a week. In an article published on Xbox Wire , some details are provided:
- They will not be classic demos, corresponding to game extracts completed or about to be finished. Among the demos that will be offered, there will be some that will represent games at the very beginning of their production, others will be more advanced, etc.
- Demos will only be available for one week. After which they will disappear, except some, which are likely to reappear later.
The full list of demos that will be accessible will be revealed before the event, but some titles are already present in the schedule:
By MalloDelic, Journalist jeuxvideo.com