Guerrilla to launch free to play multiplayer next week.

#1 Posted by Solh0und (1772 posts) -

Source: http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/2012/02/23/killzone-3-multiplayer-goes-free-to-play-a-la-cart-on-psn-next-week

Next Tuesday, February 28, Sony will be giving away the multiplayer side of Killzone 3 away for free via its PlayStation Network. Any PlayStation 3 owner with an internet connection and a PSN account will be able to sample Killzone 3 multiplayer across all of its maps, free-to-play style… up to a certain level cap.

According to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, in an effort to "keep that multiplayer mode out there and active," Sony and Guerrilla Games will release the standalone Killzone 3 multiplayer mode with all of its maps for free.

That means no single-player campaign.

*The free-to-play multiplayer mode for Killzone 3 comes with a limitation however, an unidentified level cap. There will be some sort of limitation on what rank players can achieve in free-to-play mode and a limit on the number of skills and unlockable weapons that come with those higher rankings.

The full, level-uncapped version of Killzone 3 multiplayer will cost $14.99 USD. We've reached out to Sony for additional details on this intriguing experiment.

Personally, I have a gut feeling that you can get the full game for around the same price nowadays.

Thoughts,duders?

#2 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

Whether or not the $15 is a good deal for this is something I can't speak to, but getting more people to try the game and maybe get hooked to keep the community alive seems like a great thing.

#3 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I will pay $0 for Killzone 3's multiplayer.

So I'm excited.

#4 Posted by Solh0und (1772 posts) -

Well if anything, this would boost the number of players playing this by a good amount.

As of 2 weeks ago, I hardly can find a big group playing.

#5 Posted by Zella (747 posts) -

Sweet, I enjoyed the beta but just never got around to playing the multi-player when I owned KZ3. Looking forward to seeing if it's still as fun as I remembered.

#6 Posted by N7 (3588 posts) -

This game is terrible. If you have any sense in your head you will pass it up. I paid $130 for this goddamn game only to come to the conclusion that fuck Killzone 3.

#7 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

@N7 said:

This game is terrible. If you have any sense in your head you will pass it up. I paid $130 for this goddamn game only to come to the conclusion that fuck Killzone 3.

Is the multiplayer in 3 significantly different than Killzone 2's, or did you not like that one either?

#8 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Killzone 3 itself costs about $25, and the DLC will run you about $25. In turn, $15 for all of the multiplayer is actually quite a deal...if that's what you're into.

@N7 said:

This game is terrible. If you have any sense in your head you will pass it up. I paid $130 for this goddamn game only to come to the conclusion that fuck Killzone 3.

If you hadn't paid $130 for the game, would you say the same thing? I mean, seriously...you spent $130 on a video game. O_O

#9 Posted by Solh0und (1772 posts) -

@WarlordPayne said:

@N7 said:

This game is terrible. If you have any sense in your head you will pass it up. I paid $130 for this goddamn game only to come to the conclusion that fuck Killzone 3.

Is the multiplayer in 3 significantly different than Killzone 2's, or did you not like that one either?

I find KZ3's MP a bit easier to get into,IMO. With that said, I have friends that liked KZ2's Mp more.

#10 Posted by N7 (3588 posts) -
@WarlordPayne said:

@N7 said:

This game is terrible. If you have any sense in your head you will pass it up. I paid $130 for this goddamn game only to come to the conclusion that fuck Killzone 3.

Is the multiplayer in 3 significantly different than Killzone 2's, or did you not like that one either?

HAHAHAHAHA. Oh wait you're serious.
 
Apologies for the assholeish nature. I was burned harder by Killzone 3 than any other game, or, any other thing in the world.
 
Killzone 2. A five year development journey filled with love and ecstasy as the multiplayer lingered into your soul. It made hard love to you. It stripped away the confines of physicality and made love to, not just your mind, but your soul.
 
Killzone 3. LOL YO WHATUP GUYS I HERRD YOU LIKE CALL OF DUTY LOL WELL SIT RIGHT DOWN AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SHIT. BOOM. TACTICAL SPAWN POINTS. Now I know what you're thinking "Whoa whoa whoa! You mean spawn points that are right out side the main spawn point that enemies can capture? And you mean to tell me these spawn points GENERATE MORTAR BEACONS THAT YOU CAN THROW INTO THE MAIN BASE, EFFECTIVELY KILLING EVERYONE? That's the best idea ever! And what you should also do is make it so that you can have two beacons at the same time so you can spawn camp the entire time into ragequitting! And better yet, make one spawn point in every map a worthless piece of shit that enemies can run right into and not just spawn CAMP you, but spawn kill you too! It'll be amazing!
 
It's no fucking wonder why this game died as quickly as it did. Have you ever seen hardcore Playstion/killzone fanboys lash out on their own shit? Well que the Playstation Forums, circa February last year. Holy fuck it was brutal. They ripped this game a new asshole, hard. And GG needed it. They got too comfortable and changed the entire core of what Killzone 2 did for them. It made me realize that, hell, five years in development can turn any piece of shit into a Mona Lisa.
 
Guerilla can suck a dick.
 
@jakob187
I think you may be right. But Killzone 2 was my favorite shooter every for the longest time. It literally did nothing wrong! It was fucking perfect! Everyone loved it!!! And then Killzonefucking3 came out and took a shit in our souls and told us to go fuck our mothers.
#11 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I'd like to see this become a trend for developers. I remember the only thing I wanted to play in... uhhh... that Call Of Duty game that had the first zombie mode in it, was that zombie mode but I wasn't gonna drop $60 for one game mode. I'd play it when my friend brought it over but we were limited to two players and it wasn't as fun as it could have been.
 
Then there was Assassin's Creed. Loved the multiplayer in that game but I found the single player of AC2 to be too tedious for my tastes. So when AC: Brotherhood and AC: Revelations came out I couldn't justify the purchase.

#12 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

I loved the multiplayer for Killzone 3 so much so that I bought all the maps when they came out. Looking forward to going back in now that a lot more people will be playing it. I'm going to snipe so many newcomers :D

#13 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

That's really awesome of them! It's just a shame they didn't do the same with (the vastly superior) KZ2.

#14 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

14.99 for just the multiplayer? pretty sure you can get a used copy of the whole game for that much.

but still this seems desperate attempt to revive a dead MP game. but i like the idea, i would totally rather pay 15 for MP COD than 60 for MP and a single player campaign that i have no interest in.

#15 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

I will take the controversial stance and say:  I like free stuff.

#16 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Wow.

#17 Posted by ajamafalous (11992 posts) -

Good on them for trying something new. Hopefully it's at least marginally successful and we end up seeing more stuff like this start to happen on consoles instead of being restricted to the PC.

#18 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I think this will see some activity for like a week while it's featured on the main page of the PS Store then die swiftly after.

#19 Posted by Slixshot (33 posts) -

Hope we could get some GiantBomb players together! PSN: Slixshot

#20 Posted by GunstarRed (5177 posts) -

Yeah! totally going to go back to this so I can murder the hell out of the new players.

#21 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -

Just saw this on psn. Seperately sold multiplayer kinda blew my mind.

#22 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

Not paying for something is generally better than paying for something.

#23 Posted by Chango (513 posts) -

I got this, doubt I'll get into it (hardly play multiplayer games). But I think its a pretty cool game, and I really support this model for buying games. I hope they succeed.

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