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Arkane’s president claims that the team did not have time for a PC demo, claims that Steam’s refund policy works as one

A lot has been said about the lack of a PC demo for PREY. And while we thought that this was due to the fact that this demo would give crackers the opportunity to experiment with PREY’s protection system – in order to crack it quicker – Arkane’s president claims that the team simply did not have enough time to make a demo for the PC audience.

As Raphael Colantonio told AusGamers, Arkane Studios couldn’t do a demo on both consoles and PC, therefore it decided to do one for consoles as PC has Steam’s refund policy that, basically, works like a demo.

“It’s just a resource assignment thing. We couldn’t do a demo on both the console and on the PC, we had to choose. And besides, PC has Steam. Steam players can just return the game [prior to playing] 2 hours so it’s like a demo already.”

Colantonio also tried to address the claims that the PC version of PREY will be a console port and nothing more.

“I also want to clarify that there’s no PC port. I keep on hearing ‘oh they’re going to screw up the PC port’ there is no PC port. We do the game on PC. It’s a PC game. It’s a different engine to Dishonored as well. So we might have our own sets of problems, but we are of course very careful because of what happened with Dishonored 2. So we wanted to make sure the PC version of Prey is good.”

PREY releases on May 5th!