Resistance 3 multiplayer beta start date for PS3, how to get access

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Insomniac Games recently unveiled some great news for PS3 gamers at Comic-Con 2011, they have given us a pretty accurate indication as to when the game’s multiplayer beta will kick off, not only this but they have reconfirmed how US and European gamers can get access to the beta.

No date has been set, however we can confirm that the beta start date will arrive in the opening week of August, this should mean that people will be able to get some hands-on time with the game’s multiplayer offerings within two weeks, neat eh? Currently we cannot confirm how long the beta will be live for, therefore we will have to keep you posted.

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We can confirm that the beta will allow you to play two game modes, Chain Reaction and Team Deathmatch, however we do not know what maps gamers will have access to. What surprises us is the fact that the beta kicks off roughly one month before the game’s official release, this suggests that a day one patch will be launched to smooth out issues found during beta testing, but it does certainly put developers under a bit of pressure. The game will arrive in North America on September 6 and in the EU from September 8, it has been almost three years since Resistance 2 arrived, therefore we are sure that there will be lots of interest surrounding this release.

If you want to know how to get access to the beta it all depends on where you live, US gamers who bought SOCOM 4 will get access to the beta, we confirmed this back in January here. As for European gamers you will have to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to gain play the multiplayer beta, we confirmed this back in April.

So if you are not currently eligible to play the beta it is not too late, Europeans can subscribe to PS Plus, whilst Americans can purchase SOCOM 4, not only will this gain you access to the Resistance 3 beta but you can enjoy SOCOM 4 for a couple of weeks before the beta kicks off. SOCOM 4 arrived back in April this year and received mainly positive reviews.

Earlier today we introduced you to Resistance 3′s latest trailer which shows off the game’s survivor edition, you can find out all about this here, this may interest gamers who take Resistance 3 more seriously.

Will you be playing the game’s beta?