"gigantic", as otherwise you couldn't sample the 'true game'.
The sheer "size and complexity" of Skyrim means it's "really hard to do a demo", and so the team will skip it. QuakeCon is the next destination for Skyrim tasters.
"No, we won't be doing a demo," confirmed Bethesda producer Craig Lafferty. "For a game of this size and complexity it's really hard to do a demo the represents the game truly. And it would have to be a gigantic demo. So we won't be doing a demo."
QuakeCon takes place early next month and will play host to Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the parent company ZeniMax now owns id Software. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 11th.