RPG and Elder Scrolls fans everywhere will be disappointed by the news that there will not be a demo for the latest RPG behemoth from Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It had been hoped that fans may get an early opportunity to get an early look around Skyrim but Bethesda producer Craig Lafferty has said in an interview with Gameplanet that a demo just isn’t going to happen for a variety of reasons.
When asked about the possibility of a demo, Craig Lafferty had this to say:
“No, we won’t be doing a demo…For a game of this size and complexity it’s really hard to do a demo the represents the game truly. And it would have to be a gigantic demo. So we won’t be doing a demo.”
So there you have it, no demo for Skyrim and I agree entirely with this stance by Bethesda. In my article about the possibility of a Mass Effect 3 demo I mentioned that I was a little sceptical about RPG demos with my main reason being that I just don’t think you could play enough of the game within the demo timeframe to give you a good enough impression of the game. So I’m glad there isn’t going to be one released for Skyrim and I’m more than willing to wait until the game’s release date.
The next time Bethesda showcases The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be at QuakeCon in early August and the game gets a full release on November 11th 2011.