Naughty Dog details Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta

Drake's Deception developer gushes information about multiplayer trial period; starts tomorrow for select group and runs through July 14.

Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception--which co-led the E3 2011 Game Critics Awards--isn't due out until this November, but gamers eager to get their hands on the title will be able to do so tomorrow. The California developer today detailed the upcoming beta, explaining what gamers can expect from it.

Naughty Dog charts the path of the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta.

As for its start date, the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta will commence tomorrow (June 28) for owners of InFamous 2 and subscribers to Sony's premium service, PlayStation Plus. The beta will later open up to the public on Independence Day, this coming Monday, July 4. The beta will shut down a little more than a week later, on July 13.

As for game types Naughty Dog plans to offer gamers throughout the beta, players can expect to try out a range of competitive and cooperative modes on three maps: Chateau, Airstrip, and Yemen. The game types are: Plunder, Team Deathmatch, Three Team Deathmatch, Co-op Adventure, Team Objective, Hunter, and Co-op Arena.

The multiplayer beta supports stereoscopic 3D, as well as split-screen multiplayer (though not at the same time). Further, the beta has a level cap of 25, and while progress and unlocked items will not carry over to the retail version of the game, players can score rewards when the game ships this November by participating in the beta.

For the full breakdown of the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta, check out the post on Naughty Dog's website.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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badfish420420
badfish420420

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norman69
norman69

I've been playing it, up to level 11 at the moment. So far I'm enjoying it, though all the new features were a littlebewildering at the start, but starting to get used to it all. Loving the new M9 assault rifle. :)

jm3811
jm3811

Ah yes it's working now. Quite well. Not spectacular, not as fun as a GTA sandbox coop, but not bad either. True it doesn't feel as good as the U2 multiplayer but still decent. Patch install seems ok.

pulamata
pulamata

U2 MULTIPLAYER STILL FEEL AND PLAYS BETTER!!!

jandoethesorcer
jandoethesorcer

uncharted 3 beta ... has been working well last night and today ...

jm3811
jm3811

Yeah i tried several times with and without downloading a patch or something. Signs off and turns off my PS3. They were better when they were doing Jak and Daxter.

sagameister3
sagameister3

I played this 3x and my ps3 froze 3x...I'll wait a bit till they smooth it out even further.

k4duty
k4duty

I can't play the beta beacause of the stupid update!!! :( GOOOOOOODDDDDD DAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMNNNNNN IT!!!

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

cant even launch the game. It restarts my ps3 everytime it tries to update to version 1.1 epic fail

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

They just fixed the lag and freezes needless to say, the multiplayer is nearly flawless and much better than in the second game

VictorSanchez13
VictorSanchez13

Too many random freezes. It's ruining the experience. i was really, really excited about this multiplayer, and this shows why call of duty games are simply the easiest choice, not always the best, however. Back to black ops for me personally.

N4o7A
N4o7A

Ah! So im not the only one that's getting the lag and serious dropped framerate, so glad. I hope they fix it fast!

Muisee
Muisee

@monson21502 Do you get paid to troll or do you actually think like that..

FamousCalibur
FamousCalibur

After playing the BETA for a while, aside from freezes and lag, this game is legit. My one complaint is that the controls feel a little clunky. I'm really hoping the game will improve for the better when it comes out. But one game I definitely can't wait beside this is Battlefield 3. :)

webofshadows5
webofshadows5

still downloading for me cant wait for play it

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

yet thats what BETA is for people

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

definitely feelin this....a lil bit of lag issues though

pulamata
pulamata

pretty much all can play this now coz almost everyone got free 1 month playstation plus from sony...maybe thats why its unplayable at the mo...everyone freakin downloading it and playin.

Superzone
Superzone

Too bad the beta is practically unplayable due to lag and freezing issues right now!

monson21502
monson21502

wow just watched the video.... i see the psn cheaters are already ruining the game.. the guy took 2 hits from a snipper gun plus other shots and he was killing people with a hand gun :lol: the controls look sloppy and slugisg as ever... not even gonna rent this sucker.... ok thats a lie :P but ill not buy it for sure!!

Muisee
Muisee

Froze once in customization, got into a match, lag so bad I could get 3 steps every 20 seconds. Tried co-op did a little bit better, still unplayable lag and once again froze. Graphics look amazing from the few minutes of what I've seen though.

Marky360
Marky360

Man I got in and it's awesome the games some how manages to look even better then Uncharted 2. I've had problems with lag and random freezes but I've been able to get into matches rather quickly. If you want a smooth experience here's the best way to get it play Split-screen co-op. getting into matches is quick do to the fact if it can't find anyone else to join it will just let u and your co-op partner play and it won't lag or freeze so long as no one else joins in.

shanekmn
shanekmn

Looks amazing cannot wait to get my hands on this game.........AAAAWWWWWSSSSSOOOOME!

oflow
oflow

thats why its called BETA. Its not made to play the game for free its made to find bugs and test. The multiplayer beta for UC2 did the same thing where it didnt save your rank ups.

Hidden_Ace
Hidden_Ace

Ok i'm currently downloading it, the servers will probably be jam packed and busy but oh well, cant wait, i just know this game will probably be the best i got when i get it.

glassesboy
glassesboy

@Fogshie7277 Won't matter, even if it end tomorrow you'll still be able to play...assuming ND fixes the issues with the beta.

Fogshie7277
Fogshie7277

BROKEN SESSION MANAGER IS BROKEN, come on naughty dog, i only got playstation plus for a short time.

Marky360
Marky360

@Sigil-otaku Actually I've played both as well and have to disagree Gears of Wars cover system is rather glitchy I like to call it fly paper cover because most of the time you get stuck to it and can't get off it's very annoying especially in a heated situation when you need to move quickly from my experience this never happens in Uncharted 1&2

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

I'm downloading right now along with some demos. Can't wait!

glassesboy
glassesboy

It's freezing my PS3. If you ranked up during match, tough luck, cuz you lose everything. Love the beta, but it's glitchy as hell. Lag issues, random psn kicks...disappointed. Gameplay is fun, for sure, when you do get to play that is. My PS3 froze 3 times in the last 10 minutes. Hope it gets fixed though.

Jir11
Jir11

Looks great!

Kenshiro_Kenoh
Kenshiro_Kenoh

attention playstation gamers I WILL GIVE YOU FREE DONUTS IF YOU LEAVE I NEED SERVER POWER DAMMIT!!

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

yeah i got in long enough to customize my characters an stuff but couldnt get in any matches, then got kicked out! geus ill go back to playin xenogears an try again around midnight

Jab7604
Jab7604

i somehow got in but no matches are happening, bguessing massive server overload, sence everyone has playstation+ at the moment, i guess they didnt think that one out did they

Grim_Reaper007
Grim_Reaper007

I can't find any matches, been waiting 10min already =/

Kenshiro_Kenoh
Kenshiro_Kenoh

the weird thing is i saw people at ign say they were able to join and play but were disconnected afterwards guess its a server overload,sony should have made preparations oh well i will wait

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

@kenshiro yeah it keeps erroring me an freezing to, honestly im glad it wasn't just me!

Kenshiro_Kenoh
Kenshiro_Kenoh

iam having an error and it freezes my PS3 any one suffering like me?

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

@Jab7604 According to Naughty Dog's Twitter page, they're aware of the session manager issues and are trying to fix them. My beta is still downloading. It's like watching paint dry! Hopefully it'll be up for me when it finishes downloading!

Jab7604
Jab7604

Error initializing session manager..... wtf cant get in Beta

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

I'll just go redeem that free playstationplus offer....

davidoats2
davidoats2

Uncharted 3 looks very promising just like the other 2, but is it promising?

jadefury27
jadefury27

i think im burned out following the gears 3 beta. theres only so much complaining i can listen to. it's a friggin beta people! it's not finished!

flipperman26
flipperman26

Sometime after 5pm EST according to the Naughty Dog Twitter!!!