Demo for NBA 2K9 MIA

Posted October 2nd, 2008 at 3:34 am

The NBA 2K9 demo was not added to the Xbox Live Marketplace this morning. That means it is unlikely that it will be out prior to release of the game next Tuesday as XBL is generally updated with demos on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is possible that it will be up on PSN this afternoon (approx 3PT) however the prospects of that have taken a hit due to this development.

The release of the demo has been teased on the 2K forum for over a week now but has not materialized. While NHL 2K9 did see its demo out before release of the game other recent 2K games such as MLB 2K8 and Prizefighter have not. With those games it was evident that the demo was held off due to issues with the games and lack of confidence in them. That wouldn’t seem to be the the reasoning here as most are going to find NBA 2K9 to live up to their expectations. It is curious though that both competing NBA titles got their demos out 2+ weeks in advance of release but 2K didn’t seem to find it necessary to do so.

On the positive end of things I’ll be sitting in on a producer conference call tomorrow and should have a recap of it come Friday evening.