Despite the recent confusion and even confirming a new release date for the UK, the demo for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is now available to the world.
Christophe Balestra, Co-President Naughty Dog, has posted an update on the official PlayStation blog and said they’ve uploaded an updated demo to the US PSN Store that the entire world can play. So all you need to do is make yourself a US account and download away.
Christophe Balestra: We’re really sorry about what happened and didn’t anticipate this at all. We just didn’t know people from other territories could connect to the US PLAYSTATION Network Store and download demos … now we do! We’ve been too busy working on the game to wrap our head’s around the infrastructure of the PSN.
We absolutely did not plan the demo to be region locked. As soon as we figured out the problem existed, Sam Thompson called me and I jumped into my car, drove to the office and fixed it right away. It’s an honest mistake and we didn’t try to prevent anybody from enjoying the Uncharted demo. I feel even more sorry because most of the people who experienced the problem are in Europe and I’m European myself.
So again, we’re really sorry about what happened and it wasn’t done on purpose. The good news is it’s now fixed and a new demo of Uncharted has been posted to the US PLAYSTATION Network Store so the entire world can enjoy it.
We’re happy the problem is fixed and everyone can enjoy the demo of what will probably be one the biggest sellers for Sony this Holiday season.
[See also: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune gallery]