We know that many of you Resistance fans have been looking forward to the start of the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta, which we were told would start at the beginning of August. As August is creeping up on us, we now have some great news for Resistance 3 hopefuls who can start signing up for the multiplayer beta that starts August 10 in Europe.
Insomniac Games are giving first priority to PlayStation Plus subscribers, but we are told that even if you are not a PS Plus subscriber, you will still get a chance to take part in the beta sometime after this date. PS Plus subscribers will not need any sort of beta code, unlike US customers, to access Resistance 3 as it will appear in the PlayStation Plus section of the PSN store.
If you live in the US, the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta starts a little earlier than the European start date. The circumstances are a little different too, as you must have purchased SOCOM 4 that comes with a specially included beta code. The beta for US customers kicks off on August 4 and you can use your special beta code from this date to get access.
Good news all around then, Resistance fans. As we now know when the official date for Resistance 3 multiplayer beta kicks off, you will be able to take part in two game modes; Chain Reaction and Team Deathmatch. The final release, which is scheduled to arrive around a month from when the beta kicks off, will have a total of five game modes.
When we first announced that the beta was to be announced in the coming weeks, we were not yet aware of what maps the Resistance 3 open beta would include. We can now tell you that Insomniac Games have revealed two major maps will be playable; the Seaside of Glamorgan, Wales, and Trainyard in Bogota, Colombia.
Insomniac Games have also told us that whilst playing the beta, you can level your character up, but it is capped to level 20 which means that you wont be able to get the full scope of available abilities, mode, maps, and weapons until the game launches in September.
With the beta opening up in in just under a week (for US customers), those of you who are lucky enough to have got yourself a beta code from SOCOM 4 should be able to get a firm taste of what to expect with the final release, which also helps a big deal towards testing the games online infrastructure to make it the best experience for everyone. You can check out more information form the official PlayStation Blog.
Have you got yourself a beta code from SOCOM 4, or are a PS Plus subscriber who wants to take part in the open beta? Let us know your experiences in the comments below.