Pitchford On Aliens E3 Demo: ‘The Alternative Is To Never Discuss Any Upcoming Game’
It can be argued that Borderlands 2 season is the best value of this generation, says Randy Pitchford, who also defended the infamous E3 demo of Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Pitchford opened up discussion on his Twitter feed after linking to a Gamasutra blog about monetisation.
“Value provided far exceeds cost, does it not?” said Pitchford, responding to a comment about Borderlands 2 DLC. “Dragon’s Keep is probably the best value in the entire industry at the moment…”
He then continued the sentiment in a further tweet: “I think it’s arguable that the Borderlands 2 Season Pass turned out to be the best value of this generation.”
Then conversation almost inevitably switched to Aliens: Colonial Marines, and the differences between the E3 demo and what was eventually released.
Responding to a tweet saying ‘exploitation is showing a demo for a game that looks and acts nothing like the released product’, Pitchford replied: “A false demo created after product was finished would be dishonest. To share intent with work-in-progress should be encouraged! The alternative is to never discuss any upcoming game until it is completely finished and available for purchase.”
VideoGamer has a video highlighting the differences between the E3 demo and the final version of Aliens: Colonial Marines.