Split/Second demo now available on Xbox Live, will hit PSN on May 11th

by: Chuck -
Disney has pushed the demo for Split/Second to Xbox Live so you can finally check out what all the fuss is about.  The featured level is Airport Terminal demo which has you racing through an airport trying to evade airplanes as well as your fellow competitiors.  I've been pretty impressed with what I've seen so far and Ben and I had a good time playing the game at PAX East this year.

Playstation 3 owners will have to wait until May 11th to play the demo though as Disney has signed a timed exclusive for the demo.  I'm still not sure what advantage that really is for them as you would think they would want to have the widest possible audience for the demo as soon as possible. 

The final game will be on store shelves on May 18th.

Disney Interactive Studios announced today a demo of Split/Second, the action racing game from award winning Black Rock Studio, is available now on Microsoft's Xbox LIVE. The Split/Second demo will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE until May 11, when it will also become available on the PlayStation®Network. Set within the world of a fictional reality TV show, Split/Second gives gamers the opportunity to not only race to the finish line, but also trigger explosive events to take out opponents, alter the track and become the season champion. 

The demo will allow players to experience the Airport Terminal level in race mode. Players will race through a fictional airport terminal taking out opponents by triggering events, such as bringing down the air traffic control tower and a remotely piloted cargo plane, in an exciting race to the finish line.

Winner of the prestigious Game Critics Award: Best of E3 2009 for Best Racing Game, Split/Second will be released in North America on Tuesday, May 18 and in Europe on May 21. Split/Second is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older and will be available for Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

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