Monday, April 18, 2011

Naughty Dog Announce The Uncharted 3 Beta Starts 28th June And Detail New Multiplayer Features

Naughty Dog have announced the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta will start on 28th June 2011. The Beta will be global for those with Playstation Plus. Naughty Dog have released a new trailer for the multiplayer part of Uncharted 3 and it shows 2 levels, The Airstrip and The Chateau. The Chateau is a traditional multiplayer map, with multiple levels taking advantage of the traversal in Uncharted. The Airstrip is 2 parts. the first part takes place on a cargo plane and a truck convoy. the second part takes place in a hanger that occasionally gets strafed by fighter planes.

As Well as announcing a Multiplayer Beta, Naughty Dog have detailed some of the multiplayer aspects in the game, some of which are shown in the trailer. some new game modes include Three Team Deathmatch, where its 2 vs 2 vs 2. the other new mode is Free For All. another new feature is Late To Join. this drops players into multiplayer matches already running where there is space. A Big addition for Uncharted 3 is split screen online multiplayer, where 2 people on a couch can play under their own PSN ID's in several online multiplayer modes. Uncharted 3 will also come with a Buddy System option where you can share each others success.

Naughty Dog are also bringing over Uncharted 2 systems like the booster system. in uncharted 3 there will be new main boosters as well as new Paid Boosters. Uncharted 3 will have indepth customisation options for characters, logo's, and weapons, all of which are shown in the demo.

Naughty Dog is implementing changes into how a game is won. its now possible to have it so if the timer runs out and the scores are tied or very close, the game will go into Overtime. if its still too close to call, Sudden Death happens. During a match there are times when 1 team gets too far ahead. now there are Power Plays that will help the team behind catch up, but if the team ahead is good they can use this period to earn even more money.


The Final reveal today was an update on the social features in the game. Cinema Mode lets you create clips from matches and upload them to your YouTube or Facebook account. Uncharted TV will stream some selected videos to you. there is a feed in the Star Up menu that shows your friends and their uploads. You can use Facebook to invite players to your game or post screenshots of your customised character. you can also post treasures to your Facebook wall that your Facebook friends can click to unlock content in their Uncharted 3 game.

Source: USA PSN Blog And USA Today

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