Text of Demo Website:
GameStop Dragon Age 2 Demo
In appreciation of your support of the Dragon Age franchise, BioWare would like you to have early access to the Dragon Age 2 PC demo. This exclusive hands on access will allow you to experience one of the year's most anticipated titles before anyone else. With this early insight into Dragon Age 2's revised visceral combat, gripping story elements and enhanced visuals you will become a key source of knowledge for Gamestop customers and BioWare fans. Dragon Age 2 will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 8, 2011.
Gamestop customers who pre-order Dragon Age 2 before March 8, 2011 will receive access to additional in-game content at no extra cost. This offer is only good till March 8.
Pre-order before March 8, 2011 and Gamestop customers will receive: The Fadeshear Sword The Lion of Orlais Shield
*Gamestop customers who pre-ordered the BioWare Signature Edition prior to January 12, 2011 you will also receive this bonus content.
This early demo access is being granted to Gamestop employees only. Any form of distribution, recording, posting of any elements of the Dragon Age 2 demo and any of its files is strictly prohibited until February 23, 2011 when the demo is made available to all consumers. Download Instructions: Please enter download code and click the download button to start your download.
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From what I can gather, at this point people are angry that:
1) There is a demo and Gamestop gets it early
2) There is a demo and customers get it later than Gamestop employees
3) Due to the wording of the demo "announcement", the platforms the demo will be on are unclear
4) Marketing surrounding DA2 is just plain awful
5) Bioware has remained silent on this issue
6) People feel a sense of entitlement
7) Other people have no sense of understanding about the issue
Edit: Changed teh title for people to find it easier.
makenzieshepard edit: Original Title was : DA2 Demo? Likelihood and desired features discussion.
NEW Thread fan art:
David Gaider wrote...
Maybe they are doing one and it just isn't ready yet?
What is there to get ready? They could release the demo they've been letting the press play.
You mean besides the fact that they've been playing the game and are simply only getting time to get so far into it?
We will, in fact, be putting out that demo. On March 8th. ../../../images/forum/emoticons/smile.png
In terms of if and when there will be any other sort of demo, you will have to wait and see. We haven't said aye or nay at this point.
EA Czech Official Word on Demo:
Possible News: Czech EA ( http://www.facebook..../dragonage.czsk ):
"We don´t like the role of the messenger of bad news, but DA 2 demo is not prepared at the moment (or being prepared)"
English translation from Slash_luke
'We do not like the messengers of bad news, but the demo Dragon Age II, is not ready yet, so we have to refute this report.'
Courtesy of Google Translate.
There is indeed written it is not ready YET.
(I am a native Czech speaker.)
I'm czech myself and basically what EA czech said in here http://www.facebook.com/dragonage.czsk is : " We are sad to bring you the bad news , but there are no plans so far for Dragon Age 2 demoversion so we have to refute this information.At any rate you are welcome to come to the PRagoFFestu where is going to be playable version of Dragon age 2 on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3!"
What features would you like to see in a possible Dragon Age II Demo?
See this now closed thread on the very real likelihood of getting a DA II demo within a day or so.
Please stay on topic.
Evidence of a demo:
There has been no official denial [u][b]OR confirmation.
Supporting Evidence for a DA 2 demo coming Soon:
Examples may be from different languages till I get the evidence sorted.
This EA newsletter was sent out in three languages.
This image was pulled off the EA server.
This is a replacement image that was photoshopped and uploaded to the servers about 15 hours later with no comment.
Edited by makenzieshepard, 02 February 2011 - 07:33 PM.