Some companies will have a demo of a game but it is rare. also you have ps5 with an hour trial of a game, and that's it.
the only successful out of chris roberts,Peter Molyneux and sid meier is; sid
what is depressing about this, most of these old talents are either retired or rotting somewhere unknown, since they cannot make any games.
and the most successful is maybe Sid Meier? And that other dude that made civilization.
Funny or depressing thing, is that the next gen of gaming Gods went up to fast to the surface and sank. Epic games was known as one of the best triple A devs, then cliff went out to start his own company, he bought into the whole feminism shit, and then tried to copy paste fortnight and other battleroyal games but fucked it up so bad, that he fucked off from the industry.
American Mcgee made some weird F2P game, if it wasn't an mmo and then got pissed off and fucked off.
Most do, it was a weird period in general and that time period had so much inspiration in it's vidya in general. you could in theory just buy a random game, and get your moneys worth.