112w ago - Zipper Interactive Senior Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has posted up the SOCOM 4: Killzone 3 promo code PS3 Beta schedule and details today, which runs from March 29 to August 4, 2011.
To quote: The SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs testing pool is about to get even bigger! Starting tomorrow, at 12:00am Pacific, the SOCOM 4 voucher codes that were included as giveaways with Killzone 3 (and at our PAX East 2011 booth) become active.
This new influx of players will join the existing crowd of previously introduced PlayStation Plus and Private beta testers, and will have all the same privileges as the one-week and two-week vets.
If you didn't receive an early access voucher or don't have a PlayStation Plus account, don't fret! Starting April 5th, the all-access beta will be openly available for download through the PlayStation Store. While the beta download will be removed from the Store with the April 12th PlayStation Store publish, SOCOM 4 Beta servers will be up and running until April 13th.
Though our servers are open all day, every day we do limit what modes are available so that we can keep our testing focused. Here's how the schedule looks this week:
119w 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
119w 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....
121w 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....
134w ago - Just over a week ago we announced news of Killzone 3 PS3 Beta invites going out, and today some fresh video footage of Mech Gameplay and more has surfaced!
To quote from GamersMint.com (linked above):
"We have more than 11 minutes of Killzone 3 BETA gameplay and we are at a loss of words on how to describe it... simply put, it's AWESOME!
The footage shows you wrecking havoc upon your enemies and is a sheer delight to watch.
Killzone 3 releases in Febuary 2011, exclusive to the PS3."
GamingBolt.com did comment on some bugs in the KZ3 PS3 Beta though, to quote:
"Since it's a BETA, some bugs have made their presence felt as well. Drop in framerates being a major one, stuff like unable to walk up stairs (0.25), enemies running through you while you try and melee them (1.00) and delay in killing enemies (final few seconds)."
Those interested can check out the Killzone 3 PS3 Beta gameplay videos below!