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  • Civilization 5 Demo available on Civ5 release day

    Today Firaxis announced when the Civilization V Demo will be released. It will be available on September 21th, which is also the release date of the full game in North America. The release date of the game itself remains unchanged.

    The demo-date being pushed back is explained on the civilization5.com website: "The question many of you are probably asking now is “didn’t you say it would be available before the release date?” The answer to that question is yes, I did. At the time of that announcement, we expected to be able to get the demo out before the 21st, but unfortunately we weren’t able to finalize it in the timeframe we had initially planned, and for that we’re very sorry."


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    • Ukerric
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      Remember: A demo is used to persuade people who might hesitate to buy it to buy your game. It's not advance play for the fanatics (like us) who are going to buy it anyway. And with digital distribution dominating, the rush to stores is less important...

      It's also a good indicator (or bad, depending on your cynicism): it means they were too busy to make a good demo until now!

      (of course, for me, that's 3 additional days of play since I get to wait international release... but I'd trade 3 days of demo for 3 days of real game!)

    • Proteus_MST
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      There is one question however...
      will you need Steam to play the demo?

    • gdijedi7
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      gdijedi7 commented
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      More like how long will it take to download the dern thing?

      It always takes forever to download games off the internet.
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