Ahead of the game’s release on the 26th August, HB Studios and 505 Games have announced that there will be a playable demo of the game available for fans to try out on both the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live and on the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network. The demo will feature a match between England and South Africa which will be set in Auckland and will aim to give players just a little taste of what is to come in terms of both the game and the biggest rugby event to take place in the last 4 years.
It has been mentioned by HB Studios over on The Rugby Forum that the demo will be “5 minute half, set to easy, no online, but you can play local multiplayer” so there isn’t a huge amount of time for you to get to grips with the game but I’m sure with multiple playing sessions people will get a decent impression of what the game will be like. It has also been said that there is no other difficulty level in the demo apart from ‘easy’ so some players who prefer to play on a higher level of difficulty may not get the full experience of the game as they will simply find it too easy. Overall, hopefully gamers will enjoy the demo with the full game hitting shelves just over 3 weeks later.
The Rugby World Cup 2011 demo will be live on Xbox LIVE from the 2nd August 2011 and the PlayStation Network from the 3rd August 2011.