38w ago - Sony European Product Manager Erica Doddato has posted up a video today announcing that the Ratchet & Clank: QForce Beta is opening to PlayStation Plus members.
To quote: Recently Ratchet & Clank: QForce has been in its private beta phase.
I'm pleased to inform you that the beta will be made available for a limited time to some lucky PS Plus members from 4.00pm GMT today, Wednesday 29th August.
The beta will include the following:
• A tutorial mode which you can play alone
• Ranked competitive multiplayer where you can play 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 or Party 2 vs 2 (invite a friend to join you and then go and find a game together)
If you want to refresh your memory on how awesome this new Ratchet and Clank game is, check out our Gamescom trailer here:
The game will release later this year and this is the perfect opportunity to help make it even MORE amazing.
Head over to the PS Plus section now for a chance to take part in the beta!
40w ago - Game Director Todd Papy has revealed a fresh video of God of War: Ascension PS3 Multiplayer Beta at Gamescom 2012 today!
To quote: God of War fans, it's Game Director Todd Papy again with the latest and greatest on God of War: Ascension.
If you saw the on-stage world premiere of our new epic single-player journey at E3, then you're well aware Kratos will be as bad-ass as ever when Ascension hits stores on March 12, 2013.
However, today I'm here to talk more about our ambitious multiplayer mode, a multiplayer experience we are confident will be worthy of the title, God of War.
Back on April 30th, I gave you an in-depth look at how our new multiplayer-mode works, combining the visceral combat and brutal finishing kills from single-player with an intense and fresh online 4v4 competitive mode.
I'm excited to announce today that we will be launching a global multiplayer beta in the near future, available exclusively first to PlayStation Plus subscribers (there may a few other secret inroads).
It's critical to our team that we receive as much community feedback to tune and prime our multiplayer mode for one of the best experiences possible, come launch this March.
42w ago - SuperBot Entertainment President Chan Park has offically announced that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Public Beta is coming this Fall!
Below are the details, to quote: Hey everyone! Last week, SuperBot Entertainment and PlayStation invited a small group of players to get a hands-on preview of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as part of our early development beta.
We're beginning to test our servers and connectivity issues and this is just the beginning as we work toward rolling out a public beta to the entire PlayStation nation this Fall.
As part of this exclusive access, players were able to take control of characters such as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, PaRappa the Rapper, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, and Fat Princess and battle in environments such as Dreamscape, Metropolis, Sandover Village, and Hades.
The feedback we're receiving from beta testers has been highly encouraging and valuable, helping us craft the best online multiplayer fighting experience possible.
In addition, there was an unexpected and unintended leak in our beta that allowed fans to be able to see some additional content.
We've enjoyed reading all of the fan reaction and are thrilled that so many of you are excited to learn more about our character roster and level mash-ups,...
43w ago - Following up on our previous update, today PlayStation Access Community Manager MusterBuster has announced that the BBC Sports App Beta is now in high definition!
Below are the details, to quote: Good news sport lovers, a new version of the BBC Sports App Beta is now available and it's equipped with new features, more coverage and many, many more pixels.
The new version of the beta supports high definition footage across the live events featured in the app and, since the PlayStation community will be amongst the first in the country to try it out, we're really keen to get your feedback on how it performs. Once you've given it a go, leave us a comment down below to let us know what you think.
In addition to HD goodness, the BBC is adding more and more content to the app to cover off this Summer's big sporting event in London.
Be sure to pay it a visit for oodles of live coverage, highlights reels and even a medals table so that you can track each country's success.
If you've not grabbed the BBC Sports App Beta yet - just visit the "My Channels" icon under TV/Video Services on your PS3 system...
46w ago - Sony Associate Producer Jason Coker has officially announced the LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 and PS Vita Beta release dates today alongside a recap of the recent San Diego Game Jam below.
To quote: I'm happy to report to you all that the LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta will begin next Tuesday, July 10th.
Those of you lucky enough to be selected will start receiving codes next week, and we will be sending out vouchers to more people as the test continues through Tuesday, July 31st, so if you haven't registered yet, make your way over and sign up ASAP right here.
In related news, we recently had a really amazing group of LBP creators join us for an entire week here at SCEA's San Diego Studio where they were able to get their hands dirty experimenting with LBP Karting's Create tools.
I think it's safe to say that a good time was had by all, and the participants gave us invaluable feedback on some tweaks that will end up giving you all really great experience when LBP Karting hits store shelves later this year.
The LBP franchise has always had a strong community element so it was great to have the people we're making the game for in our studio face to face talking through their creative ideas and processes. At the end of the day, this level of interaction...