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Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta Kicks Off In July

PSN Plus members and some Infamous 2 players, however, get in early.

Shocker: before Uncharted 3 launches this November, you’ll be able to get your hands on the game’s competitive component via an open beta, Naughty Dog announced on the PlayStation Blog today. Bonus double shocker: showing loyalty to your Sony overlords will get you into that beta about a week quicker.

Here’s the deal: Naughty Dog is planning to kick off the beta on June 28 for all PlayStation Network Plus members and "specially marked copies" of Infamous 2. On July 5, the beta will open to all PSN members. You don’t even need to beg at a blog’s doors for codes--you’ll get your shot as long as you have a PSN account. 

These details were all revealed during a preview event for the game's multiplayer, which hammered home a few cool points about the tweaked component. Foremost, Naughty Dog will be offering even more customization options. From load outs to character gear and mods, you’ll apparently have plenty to tool around with in the game. You'll also be able to take your matches to your social spheres by uploading gameplay videos to Facebook or YouTube--no more fiddling with HD PVRs.

Uncharted 3, by the way, hits this November 1 on PS3.    
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Posted by BradNicholson

Shocker: before Uncharted 3 launches this November, you’ll be able to get your hands on the game’s competitive component via an open beta, Naughty Dog announced on the PlayStation Blog today. Bonus double shocker: showing loyalty to your Sony overlords will get you into that beta about a week quicker.

Here’s the deal: Naughty Dog is planning to kick off the beta on June 28 for all PlayStation Network Plus members and "specially marked copies" of Infamous 2. On July 5, the beta will open to all PSN members. You don’t even need to beg at a blog’s doors for codes--you’ll get your shot as long as you have a PSN account. 

These details were all revealed during a preview event for the game's multiplayer, which hammered home a few cool points about the tweaked component. Foremost, Naughty Dog will be offering even more customization options. From load outs to character gear and mods, you’ll apparently have plenty to tool around with in the game. You'll also be able to take your matches to your social spheres by uploading gameplay videos to Facebook or YouTube--no more fiddling with HD PVRs.

Uncharted 3, by the way, hits this November 1 on PS3.    
Edited by Drakeon

Can't wait to play this, really looking forward to it after seeing the trailer.

Edited by Joker369

Darn

Edited by Pr1mus

This is glorious!

Posted by RobotHamster

I'm calling it: GOTY 2011

Posted by Jethuty

Brad, did you get the picture in the article from a video you just paused?


:I
Posted by shinluis

The pause icon looks great!

Looking forward to the open-open beta.
Posted by bigsmoke77
@RobotHamster:  GOTY deliberations are going to be ............ shit i can't think of a word to describe it
Posted by MjHealy

Open to everyone you say?

YYYYES!

Posted by SpartanAmbrose

I would buy this game just for the improvements to the multiplayer. Can't wait to try out the beta.

Posted by sixpin

Never got into the multiplayer for Uncharted 2, but I'm really looking forward to more single-player action.

Posted by Hyperfludd

Oh god, that trailer got me pumped. Can not wait!

Posted by GunslingerPanda

Uncharted 3, by the way, hits this November 1 on PS3.


What?
This sentence makes no sense.   
   
Posted by Burn1n9m4n

Man, my plus account is paying off dividends! First the MK demo, then a bunch of free Sega games, and now this!

Edited by Solh0und

I will sign up for Ps + soon. This is great news.


Hopefully this means more of Ryan getting stuck inside the staircase like in the UC2 beta quick look.
Posted by Portis
@Burn1n9m4n said:
" Man, my plus account is paying off dividends! First the MK demo, then a bunch of free Sega games, and now this! "
Dude, totally agree.

I was weary of signing up at first, but I'll be damned if they don't throw a ton of free shit and early access to other things our way. Everybody laughed at PSN Plus when it was first announced (including myself) but I'll be the first to admit I was wrong about it and eat crow.
Posted by Burn1n9m4n
@Portis said:
" @Burn1n9m4n said:
" Man, my plus account is paying off dividends! First the MK demo, then a bunch of free Sega games, and now this! "
Dude, totally agree.

I was weary of signing up at first, but I'll be damned if they don't throw a ton of free shit and early access to other things our way. Everybody laughed at PSN Plus when it was first announced (including myself) but I'll be the first to admit I was wrong about it and eat crow.
"
I know right! If you take into account the fact that plus costs you $50 (for 15 months) then $30 is coming back from just the Sega games that they give you. Plus cloud saving is awesome considering that I might need to get a new hard drive for my PS3 since I have one of the old 60 GB SKUs.
Posted by Cybexx

So "Specially Marked" packages of Infamous 2 probably means every copy of the first shipment of Infamous 2.

Posted by Yummylee

  

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Split-screen in this game = YES.  I'm SO very glad that split-screen seems to be making a comback in shooters.  I've been missing it in several games the past few years.

Posted by MetalMoog

This game is gonna rule. From the looks of it so far, it may top Uncharted 2; an amazing feat.

Posted by ZeroCast
@GunslingerPanda said:

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Uncharted 3, by the way, hits this November 1 on PS3.


What?
This sentence makes no sense.   
   
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Looks logical to me, you did understand the gist of it :p. Maybe he should have added "st" after one and removed "this". 

"Uncharted 3, by the way, hits November 1st on PS3."
Posted by MisterMouse

cool that it is open to all members

Posted by Keeng
@RobotHamster: In all seriousness, this has perhaps the best shot of any game I've seen in the last decade of being the best game of all time.
Posted by ptys

Seems like this game is coming too quickly for me, I still need to play UC2 again, think I'll pass on this.

Online
Posted by sopachuco13

Plus members win again!
Posted by Sooty

Had no interest in the multiplayer in the second game and this isn't going to change it!

Posted by xAbleAssassinx
@Keeng said:
" @RobotHamster: In all seriousness, this has perhaps the best shot of any game I've seen in the last decade of being the best game of all time. "
Yeah this and maybe Portal 2 if the writing's as top notch and the gameplay is as concise as the last one.
Posted by Daroki
@Portis said:
" @Burn1n9m4n said:
" Man, my plus account is paying off dividends! First the MK demo, then a bunch of free Sega games, and now this! "
Dude, totally agree.

I was weary of signing up at first, but I'll be damned if they don't throw a ton of free shit and early access to other things our way. Everybody laughed at PSN Plus when it was first announced (including myself) but I'll be the first to admit I was wrong about it and eat crow.
"
Too bad you didn't pick it up back on Christmas.  Not only those things, but I got Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse and Stacking for free on top of everything else.

And I usually don't like multiplayer shooters, but for some reason, maybe because it came with the GOTY edition, I've been playing in the Uncharted 2 multiplayer and having fun with it.  I'm not very good, but I'm learning at least.
Posted by NekuCTR

PS+ GET!

Posted by Peacemaker

It's nice that the beta will be open to everyone though.  I'll probably be buying the game anyway.

Posted by Keeng
@xAbleAssassinx said:
" @Keeng said:
" @RobotHamster: In all seriousness, this has perhaps the best shot of any game I've seen in the last decade of being the best game of all time. "
Yeah this and maybe Portal 2 if the writing's as top notch and the gameplay is as concise as the last one. "
I would be surprised...Portal 2 is probably awesome but there's an absurdly fine line between "too much new gameplay" and "recycled gameplay from Portal". I don't think there's a developer on this planet who will be able to nail that balance without pissing everyone off. But, boy do I hope!
Edited by Burn1n9m4n
@Daroki: True, but to be fair I don't consider Sam and Max to be a total loss. I also don't mind if Double Fine takes my money for a fantastic game. Still I like PS+ and can't wait for Uncharted 3. The MP in Uncharted 2 was cool, but I stopped playing after a while which was long before I unlocked everything in multiplayer.
Posted by AhmadMetallic

Uncharted is easily one of the greatest franchises of this generation, yet im not really interested in the multiplayer because.. console shooting? a handful of players? i'll pass

Posted by Ulong

Uncharted 2's multiplayer was far too good for reason. Uncharted did not seem like the kindof game multiplayer would work in, but it just did.
I especially liked the cooperative arena type stuff, but the competative team based stuff was fun too.

Uncharted 1 Elena for good guys and Eddy Raja for bad guys.

Posted by Zero_

I played Uncharted 2's multiplayer for a ridiculously long time, it was just so fresh at the time. Hope to see Uncharted 3 bring something new to the table.