Heavy Rain Demo Coming

David Cage’s weather simulator might still be up in the air with regards to a full retail release, but we can now do a quick SQUARE CROSS SQUARE at the news that a demo is coming. In an interview with the Glasgow postcode promotions company, G4TV, David Cage says that they “are currently working on a demo” suggesting that finding one is “a real challenge”.

I’m tempted to think that getting one specific area from the game without spoiling the story will be tricky, and Cage suggests it’s not just spoilers he’s worried about. “If we show an action scene,” he says, “some players will think that this is what Heavy Rain is all about, and it is the same thing if we show an exploration scene.”


“The problem is that each scene of the game offers contextual game play, which is something very difficult to explain and convey in a single demo. Demos are often a double-edge thing: if you don’t release one, players may think that you have something to hide. We also know many good games that ended up not being massive hits because the demo could not convey the quality of the game behind it.”

Sounds like Heavy Rain’s playable demo might well be a tricky one to handle, then.