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Dead Space 3 Demo Released - Not for PC

By January 22, 2013

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With the Dead Space 3 release just two weeks away, Electronic Arts released a demo for gamers to get an early taste of the sci-fi survival horror game. While Dead Space 3 will be released for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, the demo was only released for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A Dead Space 3 PC Demo was notably missing from today's release. It turns out that EA has no plans on offering PC gamers a demo, stating in their Dead Space 3 Demo FAQ

"While Dead Space 3 will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, we are currently planning on offering the demo for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only."

Once again it seems that PC gamers get the short end of the stick, not sure there's anything one can do about it except wait for the full version of the game to come out on February 5th.

January 23, 2013 at 12:29 am
(1) Soldier says:

I bet the game sucks, looks like they went more for Halo type of Action instead of making a Horror game. I bet they’re trying to get the cod and halo type fans to come over or gears of war fans.

January 23, 2013 at 9:13 am
(2) nrkist says:

That never bodes well. I’m guessing the PC control scheme is a sloppy ported console mess, and they don’t want pc players to realize they haven’t implemented a decent mouse/kb or dx gamepad interface or efficient menu system. I loved DS1 and DS2 even more despite it’s action theatrics in a survival game. But everyday there is something new regarding DS3 that just feels wrong. No PC demo is very telling. Suggests this port must be the most twisted, repulsive, and horrofic thing about the third entry.

January 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm
(3) derp says:

Pretty much this, if they want to throw pc under the bus, then no one should give them a penny for anything ubsoft makes, I know i wont be buying anything from ubisoft any time soon, including console titles

January 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm
(4) meaningless corrections says:

@derp – dead space is made by Visceral Games and published by EA Games.

January 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm
(5) herpderp says:

and they wonder why PC piracy is on the up…… a fair few pirates “aquire” the game illegally because they are not prepared to pay the $50- $60 asking price without testing it first.

im by no means saying that going back to releasing demos on all platforms will cure piracy but it would absolutely cut it down a little.

January 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm
(6) Edlee says:

That sucks. Im not even a PC gamer and Im pissed about that. What the hell EA?

January 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm
(7) Zack says:

For some reason I belive that you are all very wrong. I think that they had to implement the graphics settings, key bindings and all of the other settings that the consoles don’t have. This isa probably why there isn’t one and they knew that if they gave pc games a not finished port there would be alot of angry people posting on forums and such. As you can see it has already begun.

February 4, 2013 at 7:09 am
(8) Unknown says:

This one of the reasons people pirate.

February 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm
(9) jarred says:

Don’t buy it if they can’t be bothered to give the pc a demo then I can’t be bothered to buy it.

Stick it EA.

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