Uncharted 3 multiplayer detailed
Gamers will get a chance to test out some of the game’s newest modes via the upcoming beta. Multiplayer looks quite deep for a game which initially burst on the scene as a dedicated solo experience. But don’t take our word for it, check out the video that Naughty Dog has kindly provided.
If Uncharted 2 was designed as a test to see how gamers would receive multiplayer, Uncharted 3 looks like a concrete affirmation of its success.
Multiplayer in Drake’s Deception is looking like a full-fledged singular experience as opposed to something which has been tacked on at the last minute.
Featured in the multiplayer trailer above are two of the game’s arenas. The first being ‘The Chateau’ which has a very classic treasure hunter feel to it. The other known as ‘The Airstrip’ is somewhat of a progressive, gameplay altering map that will provide an advantage to gamers that can best adapt to changes in circumstance. One minute your jumping from truck to cargo plane and vice versa jockeying for position, the subsequent section will begin as the cargo plane takes flight.
The common thread among the multiplayer modes of Uncharted 3 will be the necessity to work together. Often this means partnering up with another player. To help facilitate symbiotic pairings Naughty Dog will institute the ‘Buddy’ system which will basically allow a pair of gamers to pool their collective success and spawn to strategic areas of the map.
In conjunction with the team approach to the game’s online existence, online split-screen co-op will be available to those players that prefer to actually prefer to berate their teammates in person. The ability for both players to use independent PSN IDs is also available as long as doing so does not promote collusion.
One of the major pillars of the experience will be customization. Just about everything visible and practical in the online arena can be customized to fit the eccentric tendencies of any gamer. The developers have promised hundreds of interchangeable skins, clothes and a deep weapon customization scheme. Chances are more options will become available as downloads after the game’s release.
Another notable addition to the Uncharted multiplayer experience is a bit of a change in ways that a competitive game will be scored. If the current match is devastatingly lopsided a ‘Power Play’ will be triggered. Details concerning the power play were not divulged but certain incentives will put in place to entice the top team maximize their cash while giving the bottom team an opportunity to make up some ground.
Additionally close matches will be provided with a more palatable conclusion. An overtime period will be initiated for all matches that run their course without a decisive victor. If the overtime proves insufficient players will then partake in a sudden death round in which respawns are eliminated and the last character standing wins the match for their respective team.
A few other aspects of multiplayer that Naughty Dog highlighted were the ability to sprint and the planned social networking integration.
All in all Uncharted 3‘s multiplayer looks and sounds great. It’s obvious that Naughty Dog placed a premium on expanding their online base.
For those anxious to give it a whirl, the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta will open worldwide on June, 28 2011 with early access granted to PlayStation Plus members and those that have purchased specially marked copies of Infamous 2.
So you’ve seen the video and you have an idea of what you can expect from the game’s multiplayer aspects, now let us know waht you think. Do you have any interest in the multiplayer or is Uncharted strictly a solo experience?
For a closer look at the game take a look at the villainess Katherine Marlowe.