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No Demo for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

by William Schwartz


Capcom’s  Christian Svensson recently tried to rationalize that there will be no demo of Marvel vs Capcom 3.  Why you ask?  Well it is due to development schedule reasons with the game.

“ If you wanted a demo, you’d have had fewer characters, less polish or some other tradeoff in the full game because the game absolutely had to ship within this fiscal year,” says Mr. Capcom.

“Demos take time to make, test and submit and they aren’t cheap which would mean something else would have to be cut or reduced to have time in the schedule and budget to do it. Secondly, historically our retail fighting game releases have not had demos and we don’t believe that has hurt sales or long term consumer feedback if the experience is good.  Lastly, we have made the game available to play at literally dozens of events around the world, so sampling opportunities have existed. It doesn’t mean everyone who would want to try it has had the opportunity, but I would venture a guess that literally hundreds of thousands have since we announced the title back in April.”

Ok, I’m convinced. But that’s only because I believe you when you say MvC3 is gonna be a good game, but what about people who don’t know?  Are they just supposed to take your word for it, Mr. Rational Explanation?  What about them?

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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