Epic Games has confirmed there will be no demo ahead of the Gears of War 2 launch this November.
There is simply no time to prepare it in a swift two-year turnaround like this, producer Tanya Jessen told Shacknews, and getting the game out on time to the right standard is top priority.
After that, well, she couldn't say.
The first Gears of War was released without a demo, and was never retroactively awarded one.
Still, Epic recently revealed that there would be a Gears of War comic to help pass the time leading up to the sequel's release.
Let's hope Cole gets to do his rap in it.