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Updated PS3 Aliens vs. Predator demo released today

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PS3 owners who previously downloaded the demo for Aliens vs. Predator should delete it.  A new version of the demo has been posted on the PlayStation Network.  SEGA announced today that the first iteration had some issues with matchmaking.  This made it difficult for some players to get into matches.

The good news is that they've fixed it.  So, re-download the demo if you previously had problems.  To find out if you are using the old version you can click hereAliens vs. Predator will be unleashed on PS3, 360 and PC on February 16th in North America (Feb 19 in Europe). 

SEGA and Rebellion can confirm that a new updated version of the Aliens vs. Predator demo is available now on PlayStation Network. The first iteration of the Aliens vs. Predator multiplayer demo has now been taken down from PlayStation Network and replaced with this new version.

The first iteration of the demo suffered matchmaking problems resulting in some players experiencing difficulties getting into matches. SEGA and Rebellion have worked closely with Sony to investigate and resolve the issue with this new demo. The new demo also features additional functionality to allow PlayStation 3 users to create their own matches and browse for any available ones to join.

Rebellion would also like to clarify the reasoning behind the choice of a Deathmatch multiplayer demo for Aliens vs. Predator.

“We chose Deathmatch as the mode for the demo as it’s very familiar to all FPS gamers and minimizes restrictions on players while they are getting to grips with the controls of each of the three playable species” said Jason Kingsley, CEO and co-founder of Rebellion. “We have plenty of new modes in the game and players only have to wait a matter of days before they can play them when the game launches.”

For advice on how to discern if you are playing on the old demo please visit http://www.sega.co.uk/news/?n=3939.

Aliens vs. Predator is set for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC Games For Windows on February 16th in North America and February 19th in Europe.