Despite the hopes of the fans, Bethesda has announced there will be no demo for Fallout 3.
Pete Hines, Bethesda’s Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, told Eurogamer it wouldn’t be practical to segment one portion of the game to serve as a demo, nor would it properly reflect the overall experience of the game. “When you build it as one thing, there’s no way to portion off a section and have it stand on its own without putting the whole game in the demo, which we’re just not going to do,” he said.
“And it doesn’t really capture the fun of a game like an Elder Scrolls or a Fallout, where you can go where you want and do what you want. So no demo, sorry.”
Hines also revealed that along with Liam Neeson and Ron Perlman, Bethesda is considering employing other high-profile actors for voice work in the game. “We pick out roles for people and who we’d like like for those roles, and we always thought Liam was the perfect Father Figure,” Hines said. “We have one or two other roles which we have for which we have things in mind, but the bulk of it – and we have a lot of voice-acting in the game – is done by voice actors.”
Fallout 3, the third RPG entry in the Fallout franchise, is currently in development for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is scheduled for release in fall 2008.