Here's When Uncharted 4's Multiplayer Beta Will Begin

New trailer for The Nathan Drake Collection reveals start date.

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The multiplayer beta for Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4 will launch on December 4, Sony has revealed.

The announcement was made on the tail end of the latest trailer for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. The beta will begin on December 4 and last for ten days, ending on December 13.

Access to the beta is included with pre-orders of The Nathan Drake Collection, which releases October 9.

The game compiles all three acclaimed PlayStation 3 titles on one disc for PlayStation 4 owners. All three games in the trilogy render at 1080p60, and new features such as with a new photo mode, as well as additional trophy support have been added.

In March 2015, Sony delayed the released date for Uncharted 4 to spring 2016. Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the two directors heading up the project at Naughty Dog, said the postponement was necessary to ensure the PlayStation 4 game matches the high expectations from fans.

"Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, more of the game and story have come together, and it's become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned," the said.

"After spending so many years with Nathan Drake, he means a lot to the team, and telling the climactic chapter of his adventures is a task we don't take lightly--this game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for.

"So we've made the difficult choice of pushing the game's release date. Giving us a few extra months will make certain that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End not only meets the team's high standards but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title."

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