Rebellion Apologizes For Aliens vs. Predator Demo Issues
I was planning to give you a hands-on look at Aliens vs. Predator last week but that didn't happen. Why? Because I couldn't get into a game in the multiplayer demo, that's why.
And I was hardly the only one to experience these matchmaking issues with the PS3 demo, which is why developer Rebellion has apologized for the problem. But while they continue to seek for a solution, these issues could be "ongoing." The demo experienced a similar drawback on Steam but they quickly issued a patch that fixed things; the Xbox 360 version appears to remain unaffected. So yet again, PS3 owners are left out in the cold when it comes to such technical shortcomings; the following is a statement made by Rebellion:
"The full game features the ability to browse for and create games but for the purposes of simplicity the demo was limited to matchmaking, alongside the ability to set up groups with friends which mitigated yesterday's issues for many.
We're really sorry that this issue tainted a day in which we saw many people get hands-on with AVP for the first time and we're hugely gratified by the positive feedback to the game."
You know, that's not really what upsets me. What upsets me is this new trend of releasing demos that are only multiplayer and don't allow a single person to sample anything. This happened with the Army of Two: The 40th Day demo, too, and I didn't bother waiting to get into a game for that one, either. I'm well aware of the fact that too many people can't seem to live without multiplayer, but to completely ignore the single-player aspect of a game is insanely annoying. In the future, companies that see fit to only provide us with a multiplayer demo of a game won't exactly take priority. They don't need hands-on views, anyway, right? "Everybody" only cares about multiplayer. 'rolling eyes'
Related Game(s): Aliens vs. Predator
2/8/2010 9:03:13 PM Ben Dutka