Uncharted 3 beta the biggest yet on PS3

Multiplayer test period for Naughty Dog's next adventure draws 1.53 million players averaging more than 1,200 kills each.

Sony pulled the plug on the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta today and set about tallying up the data collected since it launched late last month. According to the PlayStation 3 maker, the beta was the largest test period the system has ever seen, with 1.53 million players involved.

Nathan Drake has the blood of 1.9 billion on his hands, and he's just warming up.

In 362 cumulative years of match time, Uncharted 3 beta testers fired 48 billion shots, killing each other a total of 1.9 billion times, which works out to an average of 1,200 kills per player. Sony tossed out a couple more stats, saying testers completed 22 million matches, racking up $1.9 trillion in in-game cash.

When it arrives on November 1, Uncharted 3 will focus on protagonist Drake's search for a lost city, with the wily adventurer finding his way to the Arabian Peninsula and its bleak Empty Quarter. In addition to the new multiplayer overhauls, the game will feature stereoscopic 3D capability, new stealth and melee maneuvers, and more. The game will debut alongside the first novel based on the series, Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth.

For more on Uncharted 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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kkthesonicfan
kkthesonicfan

UNCHARTED FTW!!!!Now back to normal,Uncharted better be close to game of the year(betting it will be 2nd)the only competetion Uncharted has is Skyrim and Gears(Not saying others suck but just dont compare to those 3)Mass Effect 3 wouldve been there to but it got delayed.Cant wait for November my birthday is Nov. 9th and Im going crazy Uncharted and Assassins creed here

trodeback
trodeback

Uncharted 3 is the first game I've ever preordered.

superdude100
superdude100

i think SilverSignal should stop being an idiot and actually try playing the game

pokecharm
pokecharm

too bad the whole PSN network seems to slow down due to this...I've been trying to download a patch for a couple days to play a different game with little luck...

littleboomer
littleboomer

i found it boring. would rather have a single player demo.

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

I was going to buy it but wasn't too excited until i played the beta, the game is simply great and a strong competitor for GOTY i think.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I love the idea of the beta, and always intend to give each a go, but when it comes down to it, I'd just rather wait for the final product. Can't wait to see this game in action. Hope it's as good as the first two.

Eyetroll4a10shn
Eyetroll4a10shn

i dont have a ps3 but glad to see good games are recognized. need more of them.

cbb1018
cbb1018

this is the best ps3 exclusive nuff said

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

Uncharted is one of the greatest series I've played. I'm looking forward to Uncharted 3. It makes me sad seeing all the hate people are giving it because it has become popular. The more you hate, the more popular it becomes (as demonstrated by Rebecca Blacks' Friday and Justin Beiber). So it's best you keep quiet and mind your own business :)

Zephol
Zephol

this its great!!

bradocki
bradocki

I've been gaming since Atari 2600, and owned almost all consoles to date and tried a lot of different games along the road, but so far 2 games have a special place in my heart because of the way they were made, Gears of War and Uncharted 2. I squeezed so much fun out of them that it's just unspeakable.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Now I see a lot of haters below but there's just one thing jumping out at me.. Drake is king and he's here to stay! If you don't have the console to play it on then that's your own fault. I think I'll sit back and look forward to Drake, Resistance and Starhawk :D OWNED.

SilverSignal
SilverSignal

@FamousCalibur so there's nothing actually original in it then? it owes much of it's popularity to it's graphics? many other games have fantastic voice acting. games like Assassin's Creed, Fallout, Forza (all I can think of right now) actually try new things and feel very different to other games in their genres but they don't get half the praise this series does.

FamousCalibur
FamousCalibur

@SilverSignal its one thing to have an opinion, if u hate the game, whatever. but at least back it up. we know it doesn't bring anything new to the gaming world, but what does these days. the game looks beautiful, it has fantastic and charming set of characters, the gameplay is just amazing, and voice work is top notch. hav u even played these games? the least u could do is give your reason

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

The only bad part about the beta is the awful map Yemen.

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

I thought it was just me because I am new to Uncharted but I do like Uncharted 2 online gameplay better than 3.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@SilverSignal I agree it is massively overrated, based on the beta of Uncharted 3 I'd say online is worse then Uncharted 2, it has some cool new features but the gameplay has changed. I know it's the beta but I played the Uncharted 2 beta and then the final game, little changed. It's a decent franchise but it doesn't deserve to be the "face of PlayStation".

Marasca2
Marasca2

@SilverSignal You can't have an opinion about the game if you didn't play it yet. You said "It can't be that bloody good", what means you don't know if it's good or not.

SilverSignal
SilverSignal

@dipsetboy17 well in case you forgot I am allowed to voice my opinion on the internet. It's called freedom of speech. Or do I have to ask you first? I just think the series is hugely overrated. What exactly new stuff does it bring to the world of video games?

Marasca2
Marasca2

Couldn't be different. The latest game of one of the best and most successful PS3 franchise.

Alyzen
Alyzen

@Silversignal Uncharted is an amazing series. You should give Uncharted 2 a try as it is much better than the original. Naughty Dog takes the time to improve in each iteration if they made mistakes previously. If the jump in quality from UC1 to UC2 is any indication, UC3 will be one of the, if not the, game of the year.

arbrooks28
arbrooks28

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arbrooks28
arbrooks28

I loved this beta more so then the Uncharted 2's. There were two things that i did not like. The first one was that it took awhile to find matches. But I think that was due to the time of day that I played and the amount of people online at one time. The second one was during Arena (co-op), the hand to hand/melee combat didn't register and I had to shoot them.

Naicco
Naicco

The beta had some bugs *ga$p*, but hopefully everything will be fixed for release!

dipsetboy17
dipsetboy17

@silversignal if you are sick of hearing about uncharted, why did you come into a article ABOUT UNCHARTED? you must not be sick of it to comment in an article about it. go cry somewhere else.

SilverSignal
SilverSignal

Am I the only one sick of hearing about Uncharted? No matter where I go it's all over the news on every gaming site. It can't be that bloody good.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@EdibleFood - @DaNubianPryns In the last week or two it became available to all, regardless of plus. There were ads on PSN and they sent emails out about it.

daabulls23
daabulls23

At first the beta for me seemed clunky, but it seemed better as the little patches came out. Can't wait for November!

blakeney
blakeney

@DarthVeng_basic I haven't played any games that do this (i guess skate3 kinda does), seems abit silly to me though, esspecially for this type of game! (and Halo!? i dont play Xbox, but a fps game doing it, seems REALLY silly!)

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@blakeney: Actually, the randomizing wasn't in the Beta, and it wasn't in the Uncharted 2 Beta either. However it is in Uncharted 2 final game and mostly why I don't like playing it in Multi-player. So, you see, it could very well be in full Uncharted 3 game upon it's release. It is also on Halo Reach and other online games. If I can't pick the exact mode I want to play, then I am not waiting in line HOPING to get what I want. It's ridiculous and I don't know what yahoo thought it up. You buy a game, and then have to play a guessing game to get to play the modes you want.

rateddany99
rateddany99

very smart, now everybody is gonna buy uncharted 3

jasongm
jasongm

eh.. i tried the beta... felt clunky & awkward... i quit & deleted the game after 2 hours. I'll stick to the single player mode.

dashizy666
dashizy666

great bera. cant wait to play the actual game when it comes out.

illagueril1
illagueril1

Played the first Uncharted long long time ago, thought the SP was real good, I never played the second one, I jus missed it somehow playing other games. But damn man, the beta was off the chain man, fluid smooth movement and climbing, fast paced muti-level action, tons of kill options besides jus shooting each other, great! Great level design, they all look and feel different, tons of sniping spots, choke spots, and short cuts! My only complaint is the roll button being the same as the wall hug button. It was little annoying hugging a wall three times in a row when jus tryin to roll. But the funny thing is there was a few times when accidentally hugging instead of rollin saved my A$$. But I wasn't even considering this game since I missed the second one, but since I got to play the beta it's a for sure buy, even with everything else coming out this fall. Epic Success

endorbr
endorbr

All you Gears fanboys need to stop posting non-sense on Uncharted 3 articles. It is NOT a "better" game. The only similarity between the two series is that they are both TPS.

illagueril1
illagueril1

Played the first Uncharted many a moons ago, thought the SP was really good, didn't play the second for some reason, I jus missed it some how playing other games. But diz-am!!! The beta was off da heezle man! Ive grown to absolutely love 3rd person PVP online, ever since Red Dead, I actually prefer it over 1st person now because with a 3rd person perspective the more options then jus jumping or climbing a latter. Plus in fps' there's really no point in customizing your characters appearance since you can't see em anyway. But I was most impressed with the beta, fluid smooth motion, fast paced muti-level action, and tons of kill options besides jus shootin each other. My only complaint was the roll button being the same as the cover button. Hugging a wall three times in a row when tryin to roll was annoying sometimes, but I must admit accidentally hugging the wall saved me a few times too, but it does need to be switched. Besides that not much to complain about, wasn't even thinkin bout gettin this especially with everything comin out this fall, but now it's a for sure buy. And I don't know how much it cost to run a beta, but e every single mid level to epic level game should have a beta. Epic Success!!

mtait01
mtait01

the biggest? I love Uncharted but this suprises me, although Uncharted is fantastic online, I would say that PS3 has better 'online' multiplayer games like Killzone or Resistance. Either way, congrats Naughty Dog

norman69
norman69

Really enjoyed the beta for the most part- lot more customization options compared to U2 and the matches are pretty fun and exciting for the most part. Melee attacks still feel a little fluffed though- you can smack a guy in the face with your AK and he just stands there and shoots you dead with his own weapon. A stun/sway effect would be nice. Otherwise, good work as always Naughty Dog.

hella_epic
hella_epic

i will get it for the SP the multi was amazing too but uncharteed is an SP game for me

BURGERgio
BURGERgio

meh, it was public. If gears 3 wuz public it would easily double those numbers. Just look at reach too. BTW i like the PS3.

elkornu
elkornu

man and i just got the infamous 2 hero edition today cause gamestop dropped it to 60 bucks and the beta is over now WTF

DLobotomist
DLobotomist

yeah I'm looking forward to this.... I want to play in the sand....

wars45
wars45

uncharted uncharted want it now want it now the beta rocked the game will top 2 yer cant wait

Zeller--
Zeller--

Nice little bonus for SONY post PSN outage :)

EdibleFood
EdibleFood

@DaNubianPryns Actually, most of my friends list still doesn't have psn+ so they didn't have access when it came out. Even though psn+ was free, only people who regularly go on the psn store or regularly look at websites like gamespot would know about it.

UserName521
UserName521

@VillNess I understand that people do not like playing betas. But still crap numbers for a game that is treated like god.

taino1128
taino1128

It's the biggest yet because it's the best yet!