Xbox One to get more demos as console rolls along, confirms Major Nelson

Tuesday, 10th December 2013 12:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One hasn’t killed off game demos, according to Microsoft’s community chap Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, there just don’t happen to be any at the moment.

It follows Hryb’s claim that the Xbox One’s party system will get better over time, following complains from gamers unsatisfied with the current model.

Responding to a fan on his blog, Hryb said, “It is (and always has been) up to game developers to do demos for their own games. [There'll] be more demos for Xbox One as the platform goes forward.”

Would you like to see more demos hit Xbox One? Let us know below.

Via OXM.



  1. gkeller16

    I’m guessing the writer of this article has not actually played with a Xbox one . If they have they would know that it launched with fifa and Kinect rivals as demos followed by nba live 14 and zoo tycoon most recently.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Errr, I have an Xbox One, and I didn’t say the console had no demos. I’m merely reporting that Hryb has addressed fan complaints that there aren’t enough.


    #2 1 year ago
  3. gkeller16

    What does the first paragraph of your article say? “there just don’t happen to be any at the moment.” I didn’t write that statement ,just pointing out its incorrect.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DrDamn

    I think the XBLA requirement to always have a demo was a very good thing, and removing that requirement was a backward step. However I can also see the argument for games are games and removing the distinction between XBLA and other games was also a good thing. Maybe they should offer incentives/bonuses for games which do demos?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Ilovesony

    @3 im sure he meant newer demos… the ps4 has added at least 4 or 5 demos for games since its launch

    @dave have you had the chance to read any of my “chat with penello” post? they are hilarious!! in fact….

    #5 1 year ago
  6. gkeller16

    The PlayStation 4 also launched with almost double the amount of games that Xbox one did so they should have more . Just going by simple math the Xbox has a greater percentage of demos to games. Xbox one has 4 playable demos,and I’m not even counting killer instinct or Xbox fitness (not a game but listed as a launch title) both are essentially “demos ” with microtransactions.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Ilovesony

    And now its time for ” A Chat with Penello” Brought to you by: Leroy’s Funeral home… “You stab em…We grab em!”

    Me: So Penello.. Many users are complaining for the lack of demos on the Xbox One… Any comments on that?

    Penello: Look! Im tired of you coming in here every week interviewing me just to ridicule what I say!! Our launch was awesome… are games are awesome and we are not responsible for developers not releasing demos.

    Me: seem a bit upset today?

    Penello: Im not… its just everytime you interview me you end up making me look incompetent.

    Me: Sir my journalism is what it is… Its not like I put words in your mouth.

    Penello: yes you do…

    Me: Sir can we stick to the subject at hand?

    Penello: we are working with developers to bring the top notch demos to our system.

    Me: But sir… you just said its up to the developers to make demos

    Penello: SEE! your doing it again!!

    Me: Doing what?

    Penello: Making me sound stupid!!

    Me: Sir.. I am only repeating what you said.

    Penello: Well dont do that!

    Me: Ok.. Fine.. Can you tell me some of the demos coming to your system?

    Penello: we have alot coming soon… a whole lot!

    Me: Like?

    Penello: Umm… One sec… (Picks up phone) Yeah… we need to get some damn demos out now!! I dont care what it is… email me a list.. no rejections!!

    Penello: Im about to be emailed a list of upcoming demos now.. just wait a minute

    Me: so you in fact have no idea what demos are coming out?

    Penello: I did!! I… I just deleted it by mistake before you came in is all…

    Me: Ok sir…

    Penello: HA! See? we have a large list (opens email) see.. snake is one of them…

    Me: Oh you mean metal gear solid 5?

    Penello: No.. snake… the game where you follow the snake.. its on all the cell phones..

    Me: Uh huh…

    Penello: Snake was a good game!! and we have marble madness.. Marble Madness?.. and dragon warrior VI, sewer shark, Night trap, and we have a Telemundo app coming soon..

    Me: sir those games are not in development for your system…

    Penello: Oh.. Im sorry.. This is my sons christmas list from 1993.. Damn it!!

    Me: You still think I make you look stupid?

    Penello: SHUT UP!! Im sorry… OH heres the list now..

    Me: Ok Lets hear it

    Penello: we have Killzone, and Destiny, Assassins Creed, The order 1886 and…

    Me: Let me see that.. Sir that is Your christmas list for this year…

    Penello: Look we have demos coming soon.. alot of them… Fifa.. and Kinect rivals…they are coming soon….

    Me: sir those demos launched with your system..

    Penello: They did?.. OH Yeah they did…

    Me: Thank you for your time sir….

    Penello: HEY! DONT PRINT MY LIST!!! job sucks..

    #7 1 year ago
  8. gkeller16

    Pretty fun man, thats definitely things he would say.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. pukem0n

    ilovesony lacks a social and personal life from everything i see on this site…seriously dude, are you already bored from your PS4 or why are you writing all that? ^^

    #9 1 year ago

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