Bethesda has announced that a free trial is now available for The Evil Within 2. This free trial will let players experience the terrifying opening chapters of the game.
In The Evil Within 2, Sebastian Castellanos must once again confront unspeakable horrors within the nightmare born from the infamous STEM. This time, however, Sebastian’s mission is personal: He’s searching for his daughter Lily, who he thought he had lost many years ago, and it’s now a race against time as the world crumbles around him. Sebastian must rescue Lily before everything falls apart and they are both lost in STEM.
Unfortunately, and as we’ve already covered in our PC Performance Analysis article, the game suffers from optimization issues. Tango Gameworks has not released any performance patch and the game is simply unable to take full advantage of modern-day graphics cards.
Now we don’t know whether this is something that can be easily fixed or not. We also don’t know whether this is due to an increased number of drawcalls, even though this seems exactly the same issue that plagued DOOM (in OpenGL) and other DX11 titles. Since this is happening on both AMD and NVIDIA GPUs and the game does not stress CPUs, we can only conclude that the DX11 API is at fault here.
But anyway, Bethesda has also released a brand new trailer, dedicated to the game’s free trial, that can be viewed below. Those interested can download the free trial from here.