Reminder: Time Running Out to Play FNC Demo Online

Posted February 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

A real breakthrough for sports gaming occurred when EA Sports provided the demo for Fight Night Champion a month in advance of release while including a limited period of online play activity. The demo became more than a trial and akin to a beta. The online play was originally announced to be available for a two week period but was extended a few days longer. The head-to-head online play is scheduled to be shut off at 7pm ET/4pm PT on Thursday February 17th.

Certainly we’ve already seen some benefits to having online play active as the first tuner set, which was applied to the 360 demo, has been well received. Taking all of the feedback and putting it to use to potentially make the release day product better should be something that now other sports titles take notice of and possibly emulate going forward.