Want a quick blast on Civilization V before the game's out? Not going to happen. Why? Because 2K's holding off releasing the demo until the day the full game's released on September 21.
2K says that wasn't the original plan, but not everything went to plan. "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," it says via the official site.
"However, we have managed to get it out the same day as the North American release. So for those of you who have been waiting to try out the demo before buying the game, you can still do that with enough time left to run out to the store (or purchase on Steam) and have the full game on the same day as everyone else."
You'll probably want to make sure you have the hardware to play it, too.