Good news for Gears of War fans came out of Epic Games today, as the game's official release date was announced. The sci-fi shooter will hit stores on November 12, just five days before the launch of the PlayStation 3.
Unfortunately, it wasn't all good news out of Cary, North Carolina. Mark Rein, Epic's vice president, gave the latest on the possibility of a Gears of War demo in a post on the game's official Web site, and it doesn't look good.
"I don't see any way we could do a demo before the game comes out. We've said that before. Demos take a long time to create and polish, and we can't afford to get derailed like that if we want to have the game in stores by Thanksgiving," he said.
However, it doesn't mean a demo will never come out, as he doesn't exclude the possibility of a trial coming out after the game is released.
He added, "I know we have some very cool plans--not 100 percent solid so too early to give any specifics--for additional downloadable, so that might take a higher priority than creating a demo."
Epic still appears to be completely entrenched in developing the game, as Rein refuted rumors that the game was almost completed and was just being used to distract consumers from the PlayStation 3 launch. "If it were going to be finished sooner, we'd be releasing it sooner, and we would have told you about Emergence Day a long time ago."