Since Arkane Studios and Bethesda's stealth-action release Dishonored 2 lacked an official demo, the companies have now decided to add a free trial for the game later this week, starting on Thursday, April 6, 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Dishonored 2 trial will allow fans to play through an early portion of the game by offering up the first three missions at no cost in order to give them a feel for what the title's all about.
As an added bonus, Arkane Studios and Bethesda won't be restricting fans to playing only as one of the game's dual protagonists, Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano, which will give the free trial even more replayability. Bearing this in mind, with there being three missions available in the free trial out of Dishonored 2's total of nine in all, gamers who have yet to give the stealth-action title a go ought to get a decent sampling of what the game has to offer.
Those who wish to play the free trial for Dishonored 2 this Thursday will be able to do so by downloading it from the game's store page on the PSN Store, Xbox Marketplace, or Steam, depending on players' platform of choice. Furthermore, as an added incentive to get fans to purchase a copy of the title, Arkane Studios and Bethesda will allow players' save data from the free trial to carry over to the complete edition should they wish to pay for the game.
Despite Dishonored 2 being well-received by both fans and critics alike, the game didn't sell as well as the developers had hoped, as its sales were down almost 40% from the original entry in the series. Without a doubt, Arkane Studios and Bethesda's decision to put out a trial is an attempt to attract more players to the game and draw them into the story so as to convert their free playthroughs into solid sales.
All things considered, offering a free trial for Dishonored 2 will more than likely boost fans' interest in the title, especially with Arkane and Bethesda giving players the opportunity to try out roughly one-third of the game at no cost. Surely, most players who give the trial a go will feel as if their efforts are incomplete if they don't fulfill the title's entire achievement list, and will end up buying it just to 100% the game.
Dishonored 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.