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Uncharted 3 multiplayer worked on since 2’s release

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I loved Uncharted 2…probably my favourite game of 2009 – but I only enjoyed its multiplayer. While it didn’t feel  tacked-on as with other games and didn’t detract from the single player game or its quality in any way, it just didn’t quite grab me (though that could be because I seem to have spent more time updating than actually playing). That could change with Uncharted 3: Drake’s deception. Speaking to Gamespot, Naughty Dog’s Richard Lemarchand said the highly anticipated threequel’s multiplayer aspect has been in development since Uncharted 2’s development wrapped up.

“We’ve been working on it since almost before we finished Uncharted 2,” he said to Gamepsot “Building out new multiplayer maps, and coming up with ideas for new both competitive and co-operative game types.” “We’ve added in a ton of customisable content, including customisable player characters, customisable symbols that people can use for their clans, and that appear in-game, and a whole tiered unlocking system of boosters, which players can buy with in-game cash to give them a little bit of a leg-up in the multiplayer sphere.”

Uncharted 3’s multiplayer will build on the successes of the previous game.

“Uncharted 2′s multiplayer was the first time we’d made a multiplayer game in about five years, and we really, really liked what we’d been able to achieve with it,” he said. “We have a big, very enthusiastic player base who are still playing a lot a year and a half after the release of the game. So that gave us an excellent springboard to make the multiplayer component of Uncharted 3.”

Colour me excited; just please, Naughty Dog…make the updates smaller and less frequent this time. Please? We’ll get to see how it’s shaping up soon; PS Plus subscribers will be able to join in the multiplayer beta early on June 28 while those without can hop in on July 4. The beta will run until July 13.

Source Gamespot (via VG247)

Last Updated: June 20, 2011

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