Enemy Territory: Quake Wars demo released, release date set

The Enemy Territory: Quake Wars demo is now out, featuring the map “Valley” (the same map used on the second phase of the public beta test).

Watching how beta game releases perform online is a more-or-less accurate way to determine how the actual retail game will fair online, at least on the first month or so. Unfortunately ET:QW isn’t listed on the GameSpy stats page yet, so no numbers are available. Hopefully they’ll get it there soon, as they probably have the protocol already figured out from the beta.

The game release has also been set – September the 28th for Europe, and October the 2nd for North America. No news on the rest of the world yet (or whether it’ll be available through Steam or not).

And since I’m talking about Steam, Valve’s own online teamplay-based first person shooter juggernaut, Team Fortress, will be available for download on the service on October the 9th (along with Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Portal), ending one of the longest game development/re-development cycles in history. That’ll be some tough competition for ET:QW to handle.

And let’s not forget that Unreal Tournament 3 is coming

Update: The game is already featured on GameSpy’s stats pages. Right now it’s too early to measure its impact, but it seems to be quite popular and have grabbed a small portion of Battlefield’s 2142 player base. Expect a deeper analysis in a week from now.

3 Responses to “Enemy Territory: Quake Wars demo released, release date set”

  1. Dr.Death Says:

    Heh, I remember Summer 2006 semester one of the guys in my trig class was talking about Portal and TF2, saying how cool the trailer was to it and everything.

    Well, now its been more than a year and I’m up to Calculus 3 now, and portal is just now coming out?

    Anyways, my main gaming rig died on me about a month go. Kept saying “cpu failed system test” at the bios. So I RMA’d the cpu and got a new one back from AMD and still got the same error. So I’m guess it’s either my motherboard, powersupply, or possibly even the video card or ram.

    I’m so busy with school that I don’t have time to play games anymore, and I would need to upgrade to be able to play ET:QW, so I think I’m just gonna sell off my parts and get a laptop. It’s hard leaving pc gaming, but it’s just too damn expensive for me right now.

  2. Joost Schuur Says:

    We added support for ETQW later in the day to the GameSpy stats page.

  3. Zeh Says:

    Hey Joost: Yeah, I saw that yesterday. That was quick. Thanks for the heads up.

    Dr Death: Tell me about it. ET:QW and TF2 are pretty much the most anticipated games of all time for me. But I won’t be able to fully enjoy them because college is getting tighter and tighter – next year is my last year, and this semester is too tough already. 🙁

    At least this computer that was built for Photoshop and Flash is holding well with the ET:QW demo.

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