Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Goes Free To Play

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  1. Gahars
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    With its announcement of the PS4 just last week, Sony made sure to mention that their new console would support F2P games. The model has become very popular in recent years; as it turns out, people like free things. Weird.

    It looks like Sony isn't just content to watch from the sidelines, however. In fact, it looks like they're after Drake's Fortune.
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    How will it work? The main article goes in more detail, but essentially, everyone plays normally up to level 15. After level 15, while F2P players continue to earn experience, they can't access it without paying up. F2P users can also pay to unlock Co-Op maps, DLC maps, and even the singleplayer campaign if they so choose.

    This is definitely an interesting move on Sony's part. As far as console games go, they've never tried anything like this... in fact, you could even say it's Uncharted territory for them.

    Get it? Get it? Eh? Eh?
     
  2. Guild McCommunist

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    I already own the game with the online pass so it doesn't matter to me.

    Haven't touched the multiplayer though although I've heard it's excellent. I just don't really feel like jumping on alone, maybe if a friend played it too I'd be game.
     
  3. Another World

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    i only play the co-op survival and adventure modes, and i'm addicted to them. i've said for a long time that naughty dog should offer a way to just enjoy the multiplayer aspect of the game. this is a nice move and i hope it works out.

    -another world
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    There's a survival mode?

    I really love survival modes. I'll have to give this a shot.
     
  5. triassic911

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    Nice! Will download now.

    EDIT: Had to leave the PS3 downloading it for 2 hours... Just finished the download.
     
  6. Rizsparky

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    Is this U.S only or is it available when all regions update their stores?
     
  7. Another World

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    yeah with various goals. one is capture the flag type thing with a treasure chest, one is protect a specified area, one is an all out survival, etc. its 3 co-op players vs. enemy AI for 10 rounds with 4 different levels of difficulty. its really fun. i'll play with you just PM me your PSN name.

    -another world
     
  8. ShadowSoldier

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    I've never tried the multiplayer in the game. I heard it's good, but I've never bothered to try it. Probably because I won't have the first idea of what the hell to do. I own it and everything, but I'm pretty sure I won't play the multiplayer at all.
     
  9. YayMii

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    Time to play this game, now that online is (hopefully) no longer 90% max-level Latin-Americans.
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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    Well you kinda just shoot at people. I'm assuming some climbing is involved.
     
  11. IBNobody

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    Free-to-play is good... Now Sony just needs to work on the whole licensing-fees-for-indie-devs thing.
     
  12. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Considering it's Uncharted, the multiplayer depth can't be all that great can it? Unless you are going to have fossil hunts and climbing competitions, shooting at one another is about all else you can do. Seems silly to charge to play a game online that doesn't have much depth to that component of the game.
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

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    How much Uncharted have you played?
     
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  14. Xuphor

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    I've never once played any Uncharted game, single or multiplayer. I got some questions for those that have:

    1 - Would this be a good introduction to the series, or should I wait a couple months and buy a copy of a full game?
    2 - How large in GB size is this download? 60kb/s internet connection and all.... gotta plan length. It's relatively lag-less, so in-game is fine, it'll just take forever to download.
    3 - Since I'll only have access to the competitive portions (Free only... got literally 0 dollars to spend on games this and next month), is there anyone here who'd be willing to get in some games with me, just to show me the general ropes of things?
     
  15. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    The first, and Golden Abyss, both really good single player games, which is what they are made to be.
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

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    So basically just the ones that aren't some of the best games ever made?

    Like the first one and Golden Abyss are alright but U2 and U3 blow most games out of the water.
     
  17. shakirmoledina

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    uncharted 3 has one of the best multiplayer modes and I mean offline; sadly playing sen/psn here is unlikely due to our country being kinda foreign and unknown.
     
  18. narutofan777

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    why would anyone wanna pay for multiplayer on this game?
     
  19. Qtis

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    Because it's a good multiplayer game? Just like why would anyone want to pay for multiplayer for any other game?
     
  20. chartube12

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they are doing it as some kind of test. Maybe next gen if you buy used, multiplayer will be locked into free-2play mode. With the prices to unlock everything in it extremely high overall. La crate is usually more a lot more expensive then a 15-20 dollar pass or 15 a month sub.