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Prey creative director says Steam refunds are "like a demo already"


Bethesda rolled out a demo for Prey last week, but only for consoles: Those of us who want to play the game on PC got a system requirements post instead, and assurances that Arkane is being really, really careful to avoid a Dishonored 2 situation at release. But why them, and not us? Despite its protests, is the studio worried that Prey may stumble out of the gate? "It's just a resource assignment thing. We couldn't do a demo on both the console and on the PC, we had to choose.

And besides, PC has Steam," Arkane co-creative director Raphael Colantonio told AusGamers. "Steam players can just return the game [prior to playing] two hours so it's like a demo already. "Except it's really not, is it? A proper demo will let you play a narrow slice of a game repeatedly, so you can take your time to futz with settings to ensure a decent experience on your particular rig. More importantly, it doesn't put any onus on the end user: You can't accide

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