In approximately two hours, the demo for skate. will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for download. It will be a small taste of what I’ve been working on for over for a year. I’m quite pleased with what we are offering the public in this demo. It gives them a good feel of what the game is all about. There’s enough depth to keep people interested and entertained but when it’s over, they’ll want more… all signs of a good game demo.
There are some hardcore people waiting for this demo. If you read the message boards, you’ll find some dudes who have had very little sleep in the last two days. They’re all waiting for 2am PST to drop. One guy said he’s gonna to take some Nyquil so that he can sleep the remaining time away. Didn’t I see a similar strategy in a South Park episode? Anyways, it’s exciting for me to read all of that. People actually care about the stuff I’m working on and that’s kinda cool.
So the interesting question is, will I download the demo for my own Xbox 360? Keep in mind, I have access to the full game at work and have played it for many, many months. The answer interestingly enough, is yes, I will download the demo. The reason is because it will be absolutely surreal seeing and hearing that tutorial skater on my home LCD. It’ll be just completely odd but at the same time awesome that I’ll be busting out 360 flips at home.
I may not start my download at the stroke of 2am but I’ll probably start it before I go to work on Tuesday morning. If you own an Xbox 360, I invite you to download the skate. demo. It’s the best game I’ve worked on by far. You don’t have to like it but at least give it a try!