Despite being released last year, Killzone 3 remains a keen topic of interest among a lot of PlayStation 3 owners, ever since Sony revealed cross-platform capabilities with the now released PS Vita handheld system.
Sony unveiled that it was possible to play Killzone 3 on the go via Remote Play on the Vita, but unfortunately Killzone 3 is still nowhere to be seen on the Vita and Sony’s reluctance to advertise remote play for the Vita launch is perhaps a little on the worrying side.
While we await for the glorious occasion to arise, Sony has conjured up a cunning strategy to make sure that Killzone 3 is not forgotten about forever. It has been revealed that Killzone 3 will be releasing on the PlayStation Store, but only the multiplayer portion of the game, not single-player.
It turns out that this will be a free download and Sony has put a level cap in place so that when players reach that cap and want to continue playing multiplayer, then can do so by paying a fee to unlock the full multiplayer mode, as detailed by VG247. We’re not sure what you think about this but we think it is a fantastic idea and clever way by Sony to see if there is still a lot of interest in Killzone 3 or not.
You may argue that you could just head out and buy the full game with single-player on the cheap now, but free is free in our books and this will be right in front of you and available to download with one click. We’re guessing that Sony sees this as some kind of experiment and they may decide to make this a regular feature for older games if this proves successful. There is definitely no harm in trying from Sony’s point of view and it could breath a new lease of life into those multiplayer servers.
It’s worth pointing out that this has only been announced for the US at the moment, but it would be pretty outrageous if we didn’t see this appear on the EU store as well. If you are a big fan of Killzone, let us know your thoughts on this interesting move by Sony. Are you willing to jump back into Killzone 3 multiplayer for free? If YOU plan to play on after the level cap, you’ll have to pay $15 and that includes access to all maps – a reasonable price or not?