Sony has recently announced that anyone who purchases God of War: Ascension will be able to download and try out a demo for Naughty Dog’s upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure, The Last of Us.
Now, there are a couple of things that should be made clear before you close your browser and run out the house to camp in front of your local video game store.
- You’ll be camping in the cold for a while. God of War: Ascension doesn’t release until March 12th.
- The demo won’t be immediately available, there will be a section of the main menu for The Last of Us and instructions on how to get your mitts on the demo, which will be available at a later date.
So, just so it’s 100% clear, the demo won’t be available on the day God of War: Ascension is released, but it will be available sometime shortly after, though no official date has been confirmed by either Sony or Naughty Dog.
Remember back in the day, the good old days that is, when a demo was just that – a demo. A free trial of what you will get if you buy the game. Now however, we’re being forced to buy into other games to get access to a demo for another game. If you are eager to play some of The Last of Us and also love the God of War series, then this is no problem, but for people like me, people who aren’t that interested in some angry God running about in barely any clothes, whipping people with kinky chains, it’s a bit of a disappointment.
Still, I’ve no doubt that the demo will be made available to all at some point, this will most likely be an early access reward for those who bought a brand new Sony exclusive.
Anyway, it’s still good news, if you don’t want to buy into God of War: Ascension just to get early access to a demo, maybe one of your friends will have it and you’ll be able to have a go at theirs? It’s just not worth buying a game brand new if you know you won’t enjoy it, just to play a demo.
Will you be buying God of War: Ascension? Are you doubly excited now that it comes with a demo for The Last of Us? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Playstation Blog