Criterion Games unveiled the demo of the upcoming PC version of Burnout Paradise will basically be the full game. Rather than restricting what you can do, Criterion Games will allow you to play through the start of the full game for a limited period and you'll be able to do whatever you want in the trial version:
When the full game’s released in Feb ’09, we want all our PC players to be sure it runs perfectly on their system, before they commit to buying it. We also love the game and feel confident that if you try it, you’ll want to sign up for more!
But there’s a lot of game to show you!
In Burnout Paradise, you’re free to explore a massive city, loaded with fun things to do and places to go. Pull up at any of the 120 junctions to start one of 5 event types – Burning Route, Marked Man, Stunt Run, Race and Road Rage. See if you can find the beach, quarry, dirt track and airfield playgrounds spread through our five boroughs. The city also morphs seamlessly into an online world anytime you want to hook up with your friends and cruise around beating challenges.
So rather than restricting what you can do, we're letting you play through the start of the full game for a limited period.
That’s right, you can go anywhere in Paradise City and check out everything on offer.
Once installed, gamers will easily be able to upgrade the trial version to the full game. Burnout Paradise for the PC will arrive in February 2009.