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Uncharted (US) demo is region locked. November 10, 2007

Posted by stvchang in games, games demo, gaming news, PS3, PS3 games, Sony.

For PS3 owners outside of US who wanted to try playing Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune demo and wish to spend some time downloading the demo, you can stop wasting your time.

The game’s demo available in US PSN since Nov 8th is region locked. Unless you are having an US PS3, you will not be able to play the demo. This is because Naughty Dog, the game’s developer, have locked the demo for US region players only. Reason given by Naughty Dog is that the in game video will not work for PAL PS3s. This is false, as my NTSC type SG registered PS3 will not play the demo either.

This is the first time any game demo have been region locked, and if this is the sign of future region locked demos, this will not bode well for Sony and PS3 for the long run. Gamers are now used to the idea of region free games and demos and any move to region lock games will further alienate PS3 loyalists.



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