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Uncharted 2 to Include Multiplayer, Beta Starts June 3rd

Evan Wells's Avatar + Posted by Evan Wells on Apr 27, 2009 // Co-President, Naughty Dog

Uncharted 2 Multiplayer

So the rumors are true and we can finally talk about it! As you’ve heard and read, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves will have both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.

We managed to keep the secret completely safe for over a year and a half, but right in the home stretch before the embargo lifted today, word got out all over the internet. Of course the leaked info was only the tip of the iceberg and there is a ton of coverage being released today on dozens and dozens of websites. So, pick your favorite videogame news site and go check out the coverage from our event last week. If print magazines are your thing, we’ve gotten word that we’ll also be in more than a few magazines around the world in the next few weeks.

If you’ve been looking closely at our interviews, our team here at Naughty Dog has been growing rapidly and we now have quite a few more Dogs on staff than when work finished on UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune. It shouldn’t be a surprise that we had to grow our studio to tackle the task of creating fully-realized multiplayer and co-op modes that would live up to our own high standards and do the UNCHARTED universe justice. I’m incredibly proud at the excellent work our team has done so far and it shows in the solid gameplay and incredible polish of the little slice we showed press last week. And if you’re dying to get your own hands on it, don’t worry, we’re having a multiplayer beta! It starts on June 3rd and you can get access to it through vouchers in inFamous, which goes on sale May 26th.

We’ll be back soon to talk more about our single player campaign – don’t think for a second we’ve forgotten about that! The rest of our team at Naughty Dog has been hard at work pushing our engine to its limits while creating a campaign that is more expansive and more ambitious than UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune. They’ve even learned a few tricks from our multiplayer and co-op development – truly a win-win situation as all aspects of UNCHARTED 2 are benefiting from the work we’re putting into both single player and multiplayer modes.

Oh, wait! Before you leave check out a multiplayer trailer we just finished before the weekend.

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+ bobadom on May 14th, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

i hope u can fully customize ur charecter like on mgs4


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+ gamefigther on May 17th, 2009 at 7:13 pm said:

omg yes!!! i will own this game remember the name twister-gammer!!!! =]


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+ Techp13 on May 19th, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

Is uncharted 2 going to be m rated


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+ TheRealMike83 on May 22nd, 2009 at 10:07 am said:

It spread its name last time pretty well, now its gotta kick more but one more time and their in. Leaving Multi out of the first was almost a good thing. It gave all the more for the next. But the mechanics for this game are indeed perfect for online. Although Im still more of a single player story guy myself.


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+ Brad_The_Man on May 25th, 2009 at 11:35 am said:

wow looks really fricken sweet… and for those that dont know how to get the beta, the playstation network will send you and email with a code to use in the Playstation Store. that’s how i got the HOME beta (before it was available for download). but yeah, i really hope the story line is as good as the first with the same characters.


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+ l_AM on May 26th, 2009 at 8:42 pm said:

whats your explanation? I got home beta before every one else how do i get betas like uncharted 2 and MAG? how does ps store send me do i have to download something?


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