Tomb Raider Will Not Be Getting A Demo Before Launch, Crystal Dynamics Explains
It’s been revealed that developers Crystal Dynamics and publishers Square Enix will not be releasing a demo for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. They attempted to explain their reasons.
Drum roll please. It has to do with spoiler concerns.
Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart, in a series of tweets, explained on Twitter why the team doesn’t want to release a demo.
“For all those Tomb Raider fans asking. There are no plans to release a demo of the game pre-launch. We don’t want to spoil the story,” reads the first tweet.
“We’ve weaved such an personal story we don’t believe spoiling it by having you wait a week or so to play on, delivers on our promise,” he continued.
“I talk about it a bit in our latest Tomb Raider Crystal Habit podcast which is due to drop tomorrow,” he concluded with his last tweet.
I’m sorry, but those are perhaps the dumbest reasons I’ve seen recently as to why a demo won’t be released. Because, there already exist multiple demos for this game, including two E3 ones, and we already played one of these builds at rAge in October last year. The “spoiler” ship has sailed.
This game has already been widely televised. If anything, it’s more of a suspicious reason that makes me wonder whether they’re worried about getting negative feedback too early before release.
Now I’ve become extra cautious about this one.
Tomb Raider will be out on March 5 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.