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.

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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.
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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