God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta hitting this year

Global prerelease trial for upcoming action game arriving first for PlayStation Plus members; director Todd Papy calls feedback "critical."

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God of War: Ascension will be the first entry in the series to include a multiplayer component, and gamers eager to try this mode out before the game ships on March 12, 2013, are in luck. Sony announced recently through the PlayStation Blog that it will offer a prerelease multiplayer beta for the game.

Gamers can get an early taste of Ascension's multiplayer mode via the upcoming beta.

The beta will roll out sometime later this year, with God of War: Ascension game director Todd Papy explaining it will be available globally, and first to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Papy said receiving feedback from beta testers is "critical" for God of War: Ascension as a means to help the developer tune and polish the game's multiplayer mode.

God of War: Ascension is a prequel to the original trilogy that will tell Kratos' origin story. The game's multiplayer mode will include persistent features as players develop their Troy or Spartan soldiers over time. Performance on the battlefield can yield blessings from the gods in the form of new perks, weapons, and abilities. There will also be a number of different combat roles for players, depending on the god they associate themselves with, be it Hades, Poseidon, Zeus, or Ares.

For more on God of War: Ascension, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

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Lecksus
Lecksus

YES!!! Thank you for the beta!

-Draws red stripe across eye-

-Turns off phone and locks down the shades-

-Quits job-

 

Get ready to die by a warrior of hades you beta players! >=)

ispeakfact
ispeakfact

Going to be one of the best games of 2013.

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

right now this game is not on the top of my list to buy next year but if i like the beta it surely can be somwhere up there.

jubdeidamasta
jubdeidamasta

I developers would bring back "New Game Plus." That can add so much replay value.. Especially over shovelware MP design.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I'm in the PS All Stars Beta, so Hopefully I get invited to this Beta as well. :P

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

I hope it comes to regular psn users... they just assume all of us have playstation plus..just like people assume everyone has facebook or something.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

The thought of a God of War game with multiplayer was something I did not foreseen, but it is about time.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

I think God of War having multiplayer is pretty cool.  Sure, it's probably not going to catch on in the way that a big  FPS would, but at least it's something different.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Can we give critical feedback God of War multiplayer is unnecessary and that they should just focus on making a really good game?

princehaos
princehaos

it sucks im not a playstation plus subscriber but i do have the system and an account  

EPaul
EPaul

Great news i wanted to try the Multiplayer badly

nurnberg
nurnberg

Multiplayer?  In GOW?  Sorry, but it doesn't make sense.  GOW should be single player only.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Have yet to play this series, so i'm on fence about this as well.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I was against Mass Effect 3 MP back then, but after playing it, I like it and stil playing MP to this day, so As for God of War: Ascension, I will not be judging this MP until I play it so thank you Sony for the early Beta.

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim moderator

Feedback: Quit wasting resources putting multiplayer in games that don't need it for a gaming segment that doesn't want it.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

 @nurnberg

 you know it has single player right? you dont have to use a feature just becau its there ive got AC2, brotherhood and revs but have not once stepped in to the AC MP and doubt i ever will

ispeakfact
ispeakfact

@nocoolnamejim Sorry, but many of us GoW fans are looking forward to the mp. The industry is saturated with fps mp. This is something else, which is welcomed.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

 @nocoolnamejim Speak for yourself. I'm all for multiplayer, it increases the replay value and looks like a lot of fun.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

 @megadeth1117 Same here, i'm all for it.. besides this multiplayer looks good and lots of fun. More like a bonus for a gaming segment that needs it.