PlayStation.Blog posted a video interview today concerning the multiplayer within Uncharted 3. It looks like Sony and Naughty Dog are aiming for this franchise to be the new system champion in the multiplayer arena. And, judging by what they're bringing to the table, it looks like Uncharted 3 has a damn good chance of making that happen.
The video in question:
That clip came with a slew of questions answered. They're all available on the PlayStation.Blog, but we've selected some of our favorites from the host. Here we go!
UNCHARTED 3’s splitscreen multiplayer enables dual PSN logins.
“You don’t have to be on some guest account,” Richmond said. “You and your friend can sit down in splitscreen and level up both of your characters. We support two different PSN ID logins.”
Huge. How many times have you headed to a friend's house only to find yourself bummed that you couldn't play with your own name and character? Moreover, how silly did you feel playing as ButtToucher(1)?
You're no longer helpless while climbing.
Back in UNCHARTED 2’s multiplayer, climbing left you high and dry — especially if you encountered another enemy. “It came down to who could hit the ground first and get his gun out,” Richmond said. “It kind of sucked — you could only climb or drop down.” Not so with UNCHARTED 3. “Now it’s more like a chess match. Should I edge over and try to kick him? Should I drop? Should I climb? If I do, will the other guy pull me down? It adds an extra dimension to the combat.”
Say it with us, "Yes!" Watching some fool climb up a ladder was like being invited to his funeral service. Now he'll have options. Good for him, sucks for the would-have-been lucky gunner watching his rear end.
UNCHARTED TV support supports uploads and downloads for YouTube and Facebook.
Plenty of games enable you to capture multiplayer footage and show it to your friends, but UNCHARTED 3 is transforming its multiplayer component into a full-blown video publishing platform. “We can not only upload your video clips to YouTube and Facebook, we can stream videos into the engine,” Richmond said. That means you’ll be able to watch Clips of the Week and community clips while you wait for that next multiplayer level to start. “And we will constantly update that content,” Richmond promised.
We saved our favorite for last. Being able to upload your clips to Facebook and YouTube is huge, and it's a feature that's been popping up in a few games recently. We love that. We love the concept of sitting at work and ogling over video clips.
Uncharted 3's multiplayer could be massive. Make sure you check our coverage of the game and all it has to offer at E3 next week!