41w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill shared an interview with Naughty Dog today, who talks about their recent Uncharted 3 PS3 Multiplayer free-to-play decision.
To quote: Naughty Dog, purveyors of fine action-adventure games including the upcoming survival action game The Last of Us, made a bold move yesterday.
They decided to make the core multiplayer component of their most recent game, the globetrotting epic Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, free.
In a world of microtransactions and freemium stigmas, gamers naturally had questions about this decision. Why Free-to-Play? How will this affect the game's community?
We caught up with Uncharted 3 Game Director Justin Richmond, who gave us an inside look at the company's thought process behind giving away the core multiplayer mode of one of Naughty Dog's most popular games.
PlayStation.Blog: Why Free-to-Play? What opportunities does this model present that aren't there in the more traditional one?
"Free-To-Play takes away a huge barrier that exists for many players."
41w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli announced today that Uncharted 3 PS3 Multiplayer goes free-to-play today!
Below are the details, to quote: After a few months of dropping hints our secret is ready to be made public. We are extremely fortunate to have some of the most devoted and amazing fans in gaming and we wanted to introduce those fans, and the world of UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer, to as many people as possible.
We also wanted everyone who plays our multiplayer game to engage with it in a way that best suits their own unique play styles. So, it's time to go big and grow our community even more. With that, we're thrilled to announce that UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer is going Free-to-Play!
To date, more than 3.5 million people have played in over 37 million matches of UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer. All Free-to-Play players will become a part of this same player pool of over a half a million passionate players actively playing our game every month.
So if you haven't tried yet, you have no excuse to not be playing one of the most exciting multiplayer experiences on the PS3 - it's free! Join the adventure starting today.
42w ago - Namco Bandia Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui has unveiled the Unveils DualShock 4 Controller today which pushes the boundaries of play.
To quote: Hi Everyone! It's a special day at PlayStation, and I hope all of you had a chance to watch the livestream of PlayStation Meeting 2013 in New York, where we just unveiled PlayStation 4.
One of the most exciting components of our next-generation platform is DUALSHOCK 4, the new wireless controller that combines with PlayStation 4 to deliver new gameplay experiences that have never been possible before.
I'd like to give you a tour of DUALSHOCK 4 and the features that will provide game developers the freedom to create brand new experiences that previously were limited to their imaginations.
DUALSHOCK 4 adopts the familiar form factor of the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller with some key enhancements:
Motion control is enabled by a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor
Dual analog sticks fine-tuned for better precision plus improved surface materials and shape for more delicate manipulation
L2/R2 buttons on the top of the controller employ a curved design for easier, smoother interaction
A new "Options" button combines the functions of the DUALSHOCK 3's "Select"...
51w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Richard Ho has announced Play Days has officially returned today with discounts up to 60% off on select PS3 accessories.
To quote: The holidays are just around the corner, and as a thank you to PlayStation fans, we're excited to bring back our special Play Days promotion we introduced last holiday.
Starting today through January 12th, you will be able to save up to 60% on select PlayStation 3 accessories. PS3 offers the best place to play and experience your favorite first and third party games and now is the perfect time to collect a few accessories to give you the best gaming experience possible.
This year's Play Days promotion includes a host of PS3 accessories to enhance your gaming experience.
54w ago - Vehicles Lead Designer Ryan Thornton shared a video today which takes a closer look at the Dust 514 free-to-play FPS' vehicles as part of their PS3 developer diary below.
To quote: Enter the EVE Universe, where intergalactic conflict among immortal spaceship pilots has spilled from the vast, empty expanse of space onto the surfaces of the planets themselves.
These ground conflicts are waged in the battle zones of DUST 514, where you, the boots on the ground, are empowered to take the war effort to a whole new level. As a mercenary in DUST 514, you are the frontline against other intrepid soldiers of fortune.
At your disposal you have a large arsenal of weaponry and a range of vehicle classes, from ground-based light attack vehicles and heavy attack vehicles, to imposing aerial-based dropships.
In this video, you'll see how vehicle classes provide a rock-solid foundation for exploring specialized roles. As your persona in DUST 514 progresses, you have the choice of unlocking advanced vehicle variants that fill unique roles on the battlefield.
Some of these include Logistical Dropships to provide a support presence on the battlefield, and Marauder HAVs, which are well-rounded armored units that pack a punch while maintaining a fair amount of damage protection.