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The Surge is getting a demo next week

The future-apocalypse action-RPG The Surge is a flawed but interesting game: "Dark Souls in a junkyard," as we called it in our review, although lacking in some of the touches and polish that make Dark Souls stand out. A solid 60/100 review score is a tough place for a game to be, especially one that costs $50. It's too good to easily ignore, but a hard buy at the price without trying it first. So Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive have come up with a plan. A demo!

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Focus Home said the demo will be "the same" as the full game and confirmed that it's based on "a pretty new build," and although that was in reference to the PS4 Pro version I think it's fair to assume that it applies to the PC demo as well. That means it should include post-launch updates including an FOV slider, an increased number of save slots, personalized music, an improved evade mechanic (that one just came around yesterday), and a slew of bug fixes. And as I often like to point out when these things up come, hey, it's free. 

A solid release date hasn't been announced, so keep your eyes open if you want to give it a try. (Hey, it's free.) And for those of you already into The Surge, Focus Home also confirmed that DLC is in the works and is expected to be ready for the end of the year.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.