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Assassin's Creed Multiplayer Beta Exclusive to PS3...Again

Stab, stab, stab. Dudes, dudes, dudes. Face, face face.

Mostly everyone figured the multiplayer would be terrible in Brotherhood. Luckily, we were wrong!

If you'd like an early crack at stabbing dudes in the face with knives again, PlayStation 3's the platform of choice. Ubisoft will be beta testing Assassin's Creed: Revelations' multiplayer exclusively on PS3.

If you'll remember, the multiplayer beta for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was exclusive to PS3, too.

The beta kicks off on September 3 and ends on September 11 for both PlayStation Plus and Uplay members.

You'll gain access to nine characters (The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster, The Champion) a total of three maps (Knight’s Hospital, Antioch, Constantinople) and four modes (Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch, Artifact Assault), which Ubisoft claims is just a "sample" of the content planned for the game.

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Posted by patrickklepek
Mostly everyone figured the multiplayer would be terrible in Brotherhood. Luckily, we were wrong!

If you'd like an early crack at stabbing dudes in the face with knives again, PlayStation 3's the platform of choice. Ubisoft will be beta testing Assassin's Creed: Revelations' multiplayer exclusively on PS3.

If you'll remember, the multiplayer beta for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was exclusive to PS3, too.

The beta kicks off on September 3 and ends on September 11 for both PlayStation Plus and Uplay members.

You'll gain access to nine characters (The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster, The Champion) a total of three maps (Knight’s Hospital, Antioch, Constantinople) and four modes (Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch, Artifact Assault), which Ubisoft claims is just a "sample" of the content planned for the game.

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Posted by Duffyside

Will be there. Brotherhood's multiplayer was great.

Edited by mosdl

To stab or not to stab, that is the question.

The Champion? Is that you Hawke?

Posted by MaFoLu

Fourth!

Is it a "beta" or a "demo", that is the question...

Posted by Rawrnosaurous

I have put in so much love and money into the Assassins Creed franchise I am really annoyed that they won't let me in the beta because I play on the 360. I bought all 3 games (first one limited edition) I bought all the dlc, I still play the multiplayer. Hell I even played the shit out of the facebook game. /nerdrage

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG

bla
 
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yes!  finally!  i read through the whole thing and i realized that no one commented on it... 
 
ok back to the topic.  i havent played the Brotherhood multiplayer yet but i would still like to try this out.  too bad i dont have PS Plus

Posted by mracoon

While there was nothing wrong with Brotherhood's multiplayer, I played it once and never touched it again. It wasn't the experience I wanted out of an Assassin's Creed title as part of the fun of the games for me is is exploring the environments and going at a slow pace.

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Posted by TheSouthernDandy

In before "uh uh uh uh uh"
This is good stuff.

Posted by kollay

Be down for some stabbing TNT, again.

Posted by onan

@TheSouthernDandy said:

In before "uh uh uh uh uh" This is good stuff.

Nope. :)

Posted by RandomInternetUser

So, anyone who has a Uplay account will get in?  That's cool.

Posted by JBird
@mracoon: I'm exactly the same. I played it once and thought that the time and effort it would take to get good at the multiplayer was not how I wanted to spend my time with the game
Posted by Mr_Skeleton

@MaFoLu said:

Fourth!

Is it a "beta" or a "demo", that is the question...

Exclusive demo!

Posted by ajamafalous

NO I WILL NOT REMEMBER, PATRICK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Posted by Akeldama

PS3 gets an exlusive beta, negative connotations. 360 gets timed exclusive everything, not a word about it.

Posted by Sammo21

With as many exclusives as the 360 get I see no problem with this.

Posted by Jedted

Why no XBL beta? Whenever they do this it makes me think Ubisoft hates Microsoft.

Posted by Enigma777

@Jedted said:

Why no XBL beta? Whenever they do this it makes me think Ubisoft hates Microsoft.

We get the Future Soldier beta.

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Posted by biospank

@Jedted said:

Why no XBL beta? Whenever they do this it makes me think Ubisoft hates Microsoft.

sony pay's money'z or they are actually checking if the psn is any good cuz it sucks if you dont know

Posted by kingzetta
@mracoon said:

While there was nothing wrong with Brotherhood's multiplayer, I played it once and never touched it again. It wasn't the experience I wanted out of an Assassin's Creed title as part of the fun of the games for me is is exploring the environments and going at a slow pace.

I thought it was the best mulitplayer I've ever played. I don't know what your talking about the mulitplayer is very slow paced.
Posted by AmericanNinja

thats right it is. oh yeah. :-D

Posted by LiquidPrince

Cool.

Edited by Tennmuerti

"Mostly everyone figured the multiplayer would be terrible in Brotherhood" - What? since when?

Before release people were apprehensive at most sure, but no one was running around shitting on it.

Posted by TheSouthernDandy
@onan said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

In before "uh uh uh uh uh" This is good stuff.

Nope. :)

DAMNIT!
You've won this round onan....
Posted by zombie2011
@kingzetta said:
@mracoon said:

While there was nothing wrong with Brotherhood's multiplayer, I played it once and never touched it again. It wasn't the experience I wanted out of an Assassin's Creed title as part of the fun of the games for me is is exploring the environments and going at a slow pace.

I thought it was the best mulitplayer I've ever played. I don't know what your talking about the mulitplayer is very slow paced.
He didn't say the MP was slow paced, he said the way he plays the SP is slow paced. I do the same, i loved the MP but after a while i noticed people weren't being stealthy anymore, they were just running around trying to rack up as many kills they could. Unfourtnetly like mracoon said it's the exact opposite of the way i play AC.
Posted by kingzetta
@zombie2011 said:
@kingzetta said:
@mracoon said:

While there was nothing wrong with Brotherhood's multiplayer, I played it once and never touched it again. It wasn't the experience I wanted out of an Assassin's Creed title as part of the fun of the games for me is is exploring the environments and going at a slow pace.

I thought it was the best mulitplayer I've ever played. I don't know what your talking about the mulitplayer is very slow paced.
He didn't say the MP was slow paced, he said the way he plays the SP is slow paced. I do the same, i loved the MP but after a while i noticed people weren't being stealthy anymore, they were just running around trying to rack up as many kills they could. Unfourtnetly like mracoon said it's the exact opposite of the way i play AC.
That's not what I said
Posted by whatisdelicious

@kingzetta said:

I thought it was the best mulitplayer I've ever played. I don't know what your talking about the mulitplayer is very slow paced.

Yeah, that guy doesn't really get to judge having admitted to only playing it once. But personally, I felt the whole experience fell apart once you start playing high level guys with some of the mega-cheap perks like Templar Vision or who just exploited balance flaws, like when playing as the defenders in the manhunt mode, they all clump together and keep you on the ground so you can't get back up because the recovery time is too long, giving them plenty of time to stun you again.

Stuff like that got me to quit Brotherhood's multiplayer, even when they gave away free maps and new modes. Hopefully they'll have fixed it in Revelations.

Posted by kingzetta
@whatisdelicious said:

@kingzetta said:

I thought it was the best mulitplayer I've ever played. I don't know what your talking about the mulitplayer is very slow paced.

Yeah, that guy doesn't really get to judge having admitted to only playing it once. But personally, I felt the whole experience fell apart once you start playing high level guys with some of the mega-cheap perks like Templar Vision or who just exploited balance flaws, like when playing as the defenders in the manhunt mode, they all clump together and keep you on the ground so you can't get back up because the recovery time is too long, giving them plenty of time to stun you again.

Stuff like that got me to quit Brotherhood's multiplayer, even when they gave away free maps and new modes. Hopefully they'll have fixed it in Revelations.

you do know when you use templar vision you glow like a Christmas tree, giving the victim tons of time to get away.
Posted by thetenthdoctor

Sounds charmingly garrulous.

Posted by damswedon

@Enigma777 said:

@Jedted said:

Why no XBL beta? Whenever they do this it makes me think Ubisoft hates Microsoft.

We get the Future Soldier beta.

Yeah they hate 360 players.

If I own the games on 360 but have a PS3 can I get in the "Beta"?

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Posted by TehJedicake

Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh.

Posted by megajew

Why is it exclusive? Discrimination right there.

Posted by Enigma777

@damswedon said:

@Enigma777 said:

@Jedted said:

Why no XBL beta? Whenever they do this it makes me think Ubisoft hates Microsoft.

We get the Future Soldier beta.

Yeah they hate 360 players.

If I own the games on 360 but have a PS3 can I get in the "Beta"?

Last time I checked the Uplay accounts were platform-specific. This was when Conviction came out so they might have unified them by now, but be prepared.

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Posted by SomeJerk

I dig the amount of beta tests I've been able to get into on the PS3 without spending a penny beyond the purchase of the console <3

Posted by avidwriter

Sony probably paid for it? Also who cares, it's not like the game is PS3 exclusive, it's just a damn beta. Damn gamers are getting more and more annoying I swear.

Posted by btman

@Sammo21 said:

With as many exclusives as the 360 get I see no problem with this.

I completely agree. some 360 users are losing their shit though.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Pretty pumped about stabbing dudes in their respective faces.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Might as well!

Posted by Kujel

Who cares if sony payed ubisoft for an exclusive beta the game will still sell better on 360 and these games are really about the single-player not the multiplayer.

Posted by Jedted

@Enigma777 said:

@Jedted said:

Why no XBL beta? Whenever they do this it makes me think Ubisoft hates Microsoft.

We get the Future Soldier beta.

I don't care about Future Soldier.

Posted by Intro

You'd think they'd have a beta on the 360 as well. I mean, more testers the better, right?

Oh well. Last AC MP was actually really cool. Excited to see what they do for this one.

Posted by Korwin

Exclusive betas are amusing, not really much of a test unless you get your beta across all platforms your deploying on. Someone should remind Ubi and Activision what beta's are actually for.

Posted by Jeaz

@mracoon said:

While there was nothing wrong with Brotherhood's multiplayer, I played it once and never touched it again. It wasn't the experience I wanted out of an Assassin's Creed title as part of the fun of the games for me is is exploring the environments and going at a slow pace.

There was nothing wrong with the pace, but it did take some time to get into, so only playing it once would mean you missed out.

It did really bring a new twist to the tired multiplayer experience of action games and it's still very enjoyable.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

Am I ever sick of modern gaming trends. Pre-order bonuses, over priced DLC, exclusive beta's for multiplatform titles, console exclusive DLC.. These publishers could at least man up and stop taking bribes from Microsoft and Sony. This crap isn't good for anyone and I refuse to play along any more.

Posted by jkuc316

The Thespian?! OMG THE SPY HAS COME TO AC MP!

Edited by Tennmuerti

@whatisdelicious said:

@kingzetta said:

I thought it was the best mulitplayer I've ever played. I don't know what your talking about the mulitplayer is very slow paced.

Yeah, that guy doesn't really get to judge having admitted to only playing it once. But personally, I felt the whole experience fell apart once you start playing high level guys with some of the mega-cheap perks like Templar Vision or who just exploited balance flaws, like when playing as the defenders in the manhunt mode, they all clump together and keep you on the ground so you can't get back up because the recovery time is too long, giving them plenty of time to stun you again.

Stuff like that got me to quit Brotherhood's multiplayer, even when they gave away free maps and new modes. Hopefully they'll have fixed it in Revelations.

There are no cheap perks. Templar vision is a good example. Almost no high level players use it. Know why? It's a good way to get a fist to the face, loose your target and give him points. Because you light up like a christmas tree when you use it.

On manhunt that's your and your teams fault. A. Where is your team when you are alone getting stunlocked? B. You can respawn if getting stunlocked.

There are some small balance flaws for sure, but the ones you mentioned are not them, not by a long shot.

@zombie2011 said:

He didn't say the MP was slow paced, he said the way he plays the SP is slow paced. I do the same, i loved the MP but after a while i noticed people weren't being stealthy anymore, they were just running around trying to rack up as many kills they could. Unfourtnetly like mracoon said it's the exact opposite of the way i play AC.

People who run around usually loose (by a wide margin). Once you play with high level people everyone runs around much less. And it doesn't take long to rank up at all. Methodical players are almost always toping the leaderboards with fewer kills but more points.

Posted by Rawrz

Lame. Why does a stupid beta have to be console exclusive. It would make more sense to actually test out the game on multiple consoles to make sure you find all the bugs and glitches before release which is the purpose of a beta.

Posted by craigbo180
@megajew said:
Why is it exclusive? Discrimination right there.
Because Sony paid a certain amount of money so it would be.
Posted by kagato

I dont care that this is exclusive to PS3, but it does seem extremely short sighted to launch a beta on only one platform when you are launching on 3. Not to mention that if you dont have PS Plus you cant get it so its only open to a portion of PS3 owners! Since you have to be a PS Plus memeber id actually call this a paid demo rather than a beta.

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