Xbox gamers have a brand new demo to try out this week, courtesy of Microsoft.
After getting your hands on a bundle of Games with Gold titles, Xbox Live members can also enjoy a new trial.
And the good news is that it’s not just limited to those with an active subscription on Xbox One.
Bandai Namco has released a special demo of the upcoming Code Vein game on the Microsoft Store.
This is available to download now and contains a small slice of gameplay for the fans.
The action RPG’s full launch is set for September 27 and will be available on a number of different platforms.
And the good news is that the new Code Vein demo should offer more content before the big launch.
Bandai Namco has announced that it will expand the current demo with new content for fans to try.
The only downside is that some of these items may require an Xbox Live Gold account to access.
The multiplayer mode and the Town of Sacrifice scene will soon be added to the demo and will be added to what is already available to test.
This includes using the Character Creator to create your very own Revenant, as well as access to the first part of “The Depths”, a challenging dungeon that will test the skills of any Revenant.
Code Vein held a network test on Xbox One in May, and in a new blog postthe team revealed how they improved the game.
These improvements can be found in the Code Vein demo which is available for download today.
“Based on this feedback, the team was able to identify around 30 elements to adjust and improve,” says a message from the development team.
“We implemented these changes just in time for the new demo which is now available on Xbox One.
“Throughout the network test, the freedom of movement of the characters has been one of the main concerns of the players.
“To address this issue, the team carefully examined all possible in-game actions to identify transitions between various actions that could be smoothed – such as the transition to evade and the timing of accepting combos. Almost all these actions have been redesigned.
“Based on user feedback, attack weight against enemies has been improved by smoothing animations, adjusting SFX timing, death animations, etc. In particular, the team focused on the added more enemy reactions.
“In the retail version, attacks with small damage will also create small knockback reactions from enemies.
“Unlike the heavy attack flinches and knockdowns, the enemy attack will not be interrupted. Due to the enemy’s reactions at each point of impact, the “meat” of the attacks can be felt better.
Another Xbox Live Gold bonus set to arrive this week is the FIFA 20 demo on Xbox One.
The new trial is expected to include a number of top clubs and stadiums to play at.
The demo should be released on September 12, more than a few days to wait for fans of the football title.
However, it’s also worth noting that EA Sports has yet to announce its launch plans and means that release date remains a rumor.
But with FIFA’s full launch slated for later in September, the demo launch can’t be too far away.