11w 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."
12w 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.
58w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli announced today that a new Uncharted 3 New Drake's Deception PS3 Multiplayer Map Pack is incoming and will arrive on Tuesday with some video footage below.
To quote: You camped out on your favorite ledges to earn the kickoff medal on the Highrise and Yemen maps. You've mastered sniping fools that run carelessly through the Desert Village and Airstrip.
You've perfected your ninja stealth kills in the secluded nooks and crannies of the London Underground and City of Brass. Okay, maybe you haven't perfected any of that yet.
Maybe you're just looking for something different and new. Whether you're a rugged UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer fortune hunter or a causal explorer, this trailer should get you amped for Tuesday's new multiplayer map pack.
Four all-new UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer maps will be available for download on Tuesday, April 10th on PS Store. The Graveyard map sets you in motion as you fight among ships and shipping crates on rolling waves.
Old Quarter seems like a lovely scene on a cool Yemen night, but it's full of dangerous alleys and dimly lit rooms. The bar, the back alleys and the broadways of the London Streets map offer some prime...
82w ago - Today Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has shared a new Uncharted 3 PS3 multiplayer experience video dubbed Way of the Iron Fist below!
To quote: Believe it or not we're now in the final week of the Subway Taste for Adventure, UNCHARTED 3's full competitive Multiplayer experience!
Not only are we in the single digits as we countdown the days until the release of UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception, but we also recently revealed our launch trailer and the final UNCHARTED 3 TV Spot. If you haven't watched those be sure to check them out!
We hope you've found your time online playing the Uncharted 3 full competitive multiplayer experience enjoyable and wanted to share a video that includes hints on how to effectively use melee, cover, evasion, aiming, and other skills while playing multiplayer. M
oves like executing stealth kills and doing an edge grab are great ways to earn medals and achieve a medal kickback quickly. You'll learn about this and much more as Robert Cogburn returns to talk about the Way of the Iron Fist (or how to use melee and other techniques to your advantage in multiplayer). Check...
82w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has shared another video in the ongoing Uncharted 3 PS3 Multiplayer Experience series today dubbed Play, Create and Share below.
To quote: Here in week three of the Subway Taste for Adventure UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer experience, we're hitting our full stride.
We've played in some great matches, seen fantastic emblems and have been wowed by colorful, custom character designs. There are many ways to make the UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer experience uniquely your own and we're thrilled every time there's an "Oh snap!" taunt thrown up just for fun.
Taunting, customizing your characters, and creating your emblem are just a small portion of what you can do to create your own multiplayer experience. The PlayStation.Blog caught up with Game Designer Robert Cogburn to acquire some in-depth information about how you can play, create and share UNCHARTED 3's multiplayer experience. Learn about some of the other cool stuff you can do in-game in the video here:
This video only scratched the surface of what you're capable of creating and sharing in the UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer experience. The best way to create anything...