18w ago - Sony PlayStation Public Relations Manager Aram Jabbari revealed today that the Killzone: Mercenary MP Open Beta for PS Vita arrives in late August while the Closed Beta is live now.
To quote: We're excited to announce that the Killzone: Mercenary closed multiplayer beta (for which signups were held a short while ago and already concluded, if you're just tuning in now) is now LIVE. To those who got in, you should already have the necessary information to jump in and get going.
Note: If you received a multiplayer Beta voucher as part of the promotion via PlayStation Home, please note that your voucher is for the Open Beta in late August, not for the closed Beta launching today.
To those of you who didn't get in or are just hearing about this now, worry not: we're going to open the multiplayer beta right on up in late August - details will be coming really soon, so stay tuned.
And really, who doesn't like a good open beta? They're a bit draftier. They let in more natural light. Better for Agoraphobes and such.
Killzone: Mercenary hits shelves in North America on September 10th, 2013.
147w ago - Today SCEE Senior Product Manager Chris Weatherhead has outlined Killzone 3 PS3 Open Beta update issues and solutions from Guerrilla Games.
To quote: It's less than a week since the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta hit PlayStation Store, but already you've racked up some impressive numbers.
There's been a staggering 62 million - million! - kills, of which around ten per cent have been Brutal Melee kills. Some 400,000 games have been blitzed through, with well over half a million players appearing on the Killzone 3 leaderboards.
And two of those players have stormed through the one million XP barrier already. The Helghast don't know what's hit them.
Your dedication to the cause hasn't gone unnoticed over at developer Guerrilla Games.
Far from it: the team has been working around the clock to analyse and act upon your feedback. Below you'll find a round-up of issues discovered thanks to your hard work, and the solutions that Guerrilla is working on to refine your experience:
High level issues discovered:
• Connection problems
• High load caused the database to fall over
• Score posting
• Flickering screens
• Ribbon stats not updating
148w ago - Product Marketing Manager TJ Consunji has announced that as of today the Killzone 3 PS3 Multiplayer Open Beta is live!
To quote: Starting at 10AM Pacific Time today, the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta is live!
Japan and Europe are already hard at frag and now it's time for North America and Mexico to join the party! You'll find the Killzone 3 Beta on the main page of the PlayStation Store; it's also listed under the 3D and PlayStation Move categories for added convenience.
The Open Beta includes one map, Frozen Dam. All game modes can be played on this map:
• Warzone: The traditional Killzone game mode with game types changing on-the-fly
• Guerrilla Warfare: Our take on Team Deathmatch
• Operations: Our new story driven multiplayer game mode
• Botzone: An offline version of Warzone which can be played against AI opponents
The Killzone 3 Open Beta is playable in 3D and supports the PlayStation Move motion controller. The Beta trial runs until February 15th, so get on board while you can!
If you have any feedback, Killzone.com has a section of the forum specifically set up for this purpose....
150w ago - Sony Product Marketing Manager TJ Consunji has shared a new Killzone 3 Multiplayer MP03 Bilgarsk Boulevard video today alongside details of the KZ3 PS3 Open Beta!
According to the US PS Blog the Killzone 3 PlayStation 3 Open Beta for North America arrives on February 2, with the EU PS Blog confirming the Killzone 2 Open Beta hits Europe on February 3, 2011.
To quote: In case this morning's Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta announce wasn't enough to tide you over, here's some more Killzone MP goodness.
Here is video of Killzone 3's third multiplayer map, Bilgarsk Boulevard. When you play, remember to stick to the alleyways and building interiors because the long sightlines make crossing the boulevard a deadly proposition...
For more details on Killzone 3's 8 multiplayer levels, including MP03 Bilgarsk Boulevard and the MP05 Frozen Dam map featured in the Multiplayer Open Beta, check out the full briefing on Killzone.com....
269w ago - Killzone 2, the highly anticipated new shooter from Guerilla Games, is currently in its second BETA phase. I contacted Yvonne Von Berg to talk about the possibility of acquiring a BETA key to write an impressions preview.
Her response wasn't what I hoped for, but I found out some important info regarding the third phase of the games BETA testing. Yvonne Says:
"Good Morning Paddy,
The current beta testing phase, is the second of three and is not open to the public; phase three will be a lot more open so please keep an eye on our forums and www.killzone.com for news,
Yvonne Von Berg"
So keep active on Killzone.com and their forums to have a chance at getting into the third phase of the BETA, and hopefully an opportunity to destroy the Helghast menace before the games release in 2009.
More info soon on Killzone 2's trophys and gameplay features as it develops.