Though Firaxis had previously promised that the demo for its upcoming strategy blockbuster, Civilization 5, would arrive before the full title's release on September 21, an update on the game's official site has announced that the demo will actually be available on the very same day as the game.

Firaxis apologized for the demo's delay in the aforementioned announcement, explaining, "at the time of that announcement, we expected to be able to get the demo out before the 21st, but unfortunately we weren't able to finalize it in the timeframe we had initially planned, and for that we're very sorry." Hey, don't beat yourself up about it, Firaxis. At least we'll still be able to play the demo before deciding whether or not to purchase the full game. Only, now, we'll be extremely bitter while we do so.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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