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Killzone 3 Beta Starts on October 25th: Here’s Your Chance to Get In!

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Yes, the Killzone 3 Public Beta Trial really is coming! Just like its predecessor, the multiplayer mode for Killzone 3 will be put through rigorous testing at the hands of the toughest, most demanding critics in existence: you, the fans. The Trial starts on October 25th and access is limited to 5,000 U.S. Plus subscribers, so please read the following instructions carefully if you want to know how to secure a spot in the Public Beta:

  • Be(come) a Plus subscriber
  • With the exception of a handful of key media partners and selected PAX feedback participants, access to the Killzone 3 Public Beta Trial is limited to PlayStation Plus subscribers. If you’re not enjoying the many benefits of Plus membership yet, now’s the time to sign up!
  • Download the theme
  • On October 19th, an exclusive Killzone 3 XMB Theme will appear in the Plus section of the PlayStation Store. The first 10,000 Plus subscribers to download this theme (5,000 U.S. Plus subscribers and 5,000 European Plus subscribers) will receive access to the Public Beta Trial.
  • Check your email
  • After you’ve downloaded the Killzone 3 XMB Theme, you will receive an email on Oct. 25th containing the Public Beta Trial promotion code and further instructions through the address you registered as your PSN Sign-In ID. Make sure you’ve set your notification preferences to accept emails from SCE, or we won’t be able to contact you.

Those of you who make it into the Public Beta Trial are expected to provide honest gameplay feedback, report bugs and glitches, and help test our network code in real-world scenarios. In short, we’re counting on you to help us improve Killzone 3! In return you’ll get a good taste of the multiplayer mode, including its brand-new Operations game type, party system, and jetpack and exoskeleton vehicles.

And if that doesn’t convince you to take a shot at the Public Beta Trial, maybe this new trailer will:


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gundamman said:

October 7th, 10:17 am

@all the peeps being crazy about the ps plus,couple things
1.when they annouced it at e3 they said you’d would Get “access” to betas and such. /So their’s no trickery here.
2. people talking about 50-60$ do subscribe, you can also become a psn plus member for 17$ for 3 months, so stop making excuses.
i have the 3 month, and it’s paid for it’s self day one.

bottom line, how much do you really want that beta?

all the ps plus members, GL, See you on the battlefield!!

Anddo said:

October 7th, 10:17 am

LOL@ wolverines… entitled? LMFAO! Let me get some popcorn, the show is just starting…

Chaoz said:

October 7th, 10:17 am

Will it be on the store update on Tuesday the 19th? I live in Idaho and I have noticed our Store update comes in a little late. Will this be a simulataneous update so that it’s fair to everyone? This Beta is why I even have Plus. The added benefits of Plus were very surprising and I already got my moneys worth.

jvasq said:

October 7th, 10:18 am

cool very cool. so happy. love kz and i hope i will get in on this action

SyphonFilter- said:

October 7th, 10:18 am

they will let anyone in by either pre order or another way about 1-2 weeks later.they always do that watch.

Ospov said:

October 7th, 10:19 am

At least this beta won’t have random people getting invited and ignore the PS+ users. I’ve had PS+ since day 1 and I haven’t been invited to a single beta when beta access was promised from the start. I’m sure it’ll be pretty easy to get into the beta if all you have to do is be in the first 10,000 to download the theme.

Thanks GG for having clear guidelines on what will actually get you into the beta instead of having a random drawing like everybody else.

WHoiZDiB said:

October 7th, 10:20 am

When will the store update that day? I hope it’s the same time since I have work in the morning. Thanks.

Demonic_Clown said:

October 7th, 10:22 am

@38 Sony throws out lies like Microsoft throws out consoles.

Loy310 said:

October 7th, 10:23 am

This is total BS. Im a + member since day one but i have to take the day off from work to be able to be part of the 10000 other + members that download the KZ3 PS3 theme first just to be accepted into the beta.
So whats the point of being a + member if i have to pay $50 a year for demos and betas and then having to jump through more hoops just to get what Sony promised?
This is the dumbest beta announcement i have ever heard, because it will be impossible for some to meet all 3 requirement, impossible!

Whoever thought of this should be fired, this is complete fail, i wont be renewing my + membership next year.

Suicidal1 said:

October 7th, 10:23 am

Using “exclusive beta access” as a selling point for Playstation Plus and then offering the betas to “select” PS+ subscribers is B.S. Couple that with the fact that it seems the store refreshes at different times for certain areas and you are leaving a lot of people who forked over their hard earned cash for PS+ out in the dark.

Playstation Plus is a joke,but I should have known better when I paid for it.

Demonic_Clown said:

October 7th, 10:23 am

@54 Ive been a member since day 1 and still havent gotten a beta yet either.

depward said:

October 7th, 10:23 am

I’m not a plus subscriber and I work 40+ hours a week… yet I’m a big KZ fan. Guess that doesn’t allow me to get into the beta.

kurisub said:

October 7th, 10:24 am

What time will this theme being going live? I don’t want to miss out simply because I’m not home from work yet :(

frankymv said:

October 7th, 10:24 am

Some articles on the net say the theme will go live on Oct. 14th. This article says Oct. 19th. Just making sure WHICH DATE IS CORRECT?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    October 7th, 10:26 am

    Good question! SCEE: 13th of October. SCEA on the 19th!

Viglin said:

October 7th, 10:28 am

People complaining about available only too PsPlus members…2 things;

1-Right of the bat at E3 it was announced having access to certain Betas would be one of the bonuses of subscribing
2-Everyone else will most likely get access later on.

Sometimes, you do have to pay.

Zezzler said:

October 7th, 10:29 am

SWEEET! i didn’t get a chance to play the demo at the blog meetup, so hopefully i’ll get into this~

King4Ransom said:

October 7th, 10:30 am

could I please get a response to post #37 so I could make my decision. thanks.

judalation said:

October 7th, 10:30 am

KILLZONE 3 is a day one Purchace for me… But quick question….Im a Playstion Plus member and I also have alot of hour logged into Killzone im also following on twitter 2 as well as preorderd the game and give blood twice a year… Do any of these facts factor into who gets choosen for the Beta? thanks if you answer… ???

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    October 7th, 10:35 am

    Did you ever save a kitten in a tree?

gundamman said:

October 7th, 10:30 am

@63 did you see my post?
took the words right after mouth, glad to see someone isn’t blind with RAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGEEEEE, lol

gundamman said:

October 7th, 10:32 am

@65 yes, ALL psn members, 3months or 12month subs, will be able to participate. =)

durden_gj said:

October 7th, 10:33 am

How is this “public” beta when you are only limiting it to a certain number of people.

ACEITMAN said:

October 7th, 10:33 am

im ready bring it on i am a fan from the first to psp to 3 killzone is a game that is above the rest i have one for me and my son reserved and every vid i see new gets me shaking im a us psn + from the minute it came out i havnt got any betas yet . but they say patience is good to those who wait

boneyardweller89 said:

October 7th, 10:34 am

Well now I’m in a situation… I was planning on letting my Plus subscription run out until Sony put some more features in it. But I REALLY want to play this beta. Hmmmm….

Xer0Signal said:

October 7th, 10:34 am

@63 and @67

the problem is, even if you DO pay, your chances at getting in are very small.

QCVic said:

October 7th, 10:34 am

lol there are going to be a lot of KZ3 fans that are plus member that will be on thier playstation that day.

dragonleader33 said:

October 7th, 10:34 am

This is great news! Finally. leave it to GG to take advantage of PS Plus! The beta starts one day after my bday so its like everyone is giving me a big bday gift! Cant wait!

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    October 7th, 10:36 am

    Congratulations!

braders292 said:

October 7th, 10:35 am

oh dear… you cant just push aside some customers from beta access just because they dont have plus … plus members should get discounts not exclusive access. I hope plus dosent promote to well otherwise we all might have to pay it to use online! D:

IceCold said:

October 7th, 10:35 am

Great stuff! Might decide to subscribe.

Richlando said:

October 7th, 10:37 am

Let me start off by saying + is well worth the money in and of iteself but this is a BAD idea. If you wanted to do this you should have just done it the same way you did with the Home theme. Some ppl wont be able to be online during the timeframe for this and thats not fair to them. And again, I dont care for this beta but fair is fair but this is just wrong. So maybe a diehard fan who will give you quality testing and feedback MAY miss out to someone who spams the store @ or near the timeframe? Once again you are dividing your community willfully. Don’t expect any feedback to the posts here (good or bad) And since you already have the US LBP2 beta in your possesion (via MM confirmation of this) will you also do this to that beta? Think about that too ppl. you may miss out on that one as well unless you can spam the store.

Bad idea..just horrid.

tb_jp said:

October 7th, 10:37 am

WOw at the sense of entitlement in this thread!

Guerilla Games want to do a small run of beta testers. It was made clear when Sony announced Plus that it would give members exclusive access to betas.

This is _not_ a demo. This is a test to see how the maps and new improvements hold up on a small scale level. They want the most hardcore fans. 99% of people who want into this beta will loose out because GG, with the risk of repeating myself, is only looking for a small group for this beta test.

I am sure GG will release a wider, more public beta closer to launch. I would guess January. This is more likely to be available to a wider audience. So please, if Sony or GG “failed” by this move it’s only because of your bickering, not because your arguments are valid.

Trieloth said:

October 7th, 10:37 am

haha, all the complaining fools just need to stop…seriously. I have had my PS+ since day one i appreciate the beta thats just for members. Even though i have to refresh the PS store every two seconds on the 19th, i wont cry like a baby if idont get it. All this excitement makes me want to play the first killzone again.

Blkant said:

October 7th, 10:39 am

Will any content in the final game be left out from the beta? I.E. more vehicles or guns etc…?

Will there be more vehicles than what we have seen?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    October 7th, 10:42 am

    We will be hosting 3 maps with the Exoskeleton and the Jetpack level being 2 of those. No content will be left out, as we want to test content that is in there. Obviously feedback will be paramount. So we might feel the need to change/remove/add stuff.

I3rand0 said:

October 7th, 10:39 am

Oh boy, another paywalled beta/glorified demo. How exciting…

Ethereal said:

October 7th, 10:39 am

Ok so this good news to everyone. Why because it makes for a better game. As for PS+ people, thats what they paid for. Extra perks, games and access to betas. Think about it, they can’t just give the beta to everyone, at least not initially. They are going to get a select few to get in and test it out report feedback and possible widen the participants to others outside PS+ at a later date, hell they may even make it available for everyone just before the game releases to stress test servers when they are in place just like MAG. Regardless the fact remains that its better for people that actually want to report bugs and help make the game better than selecting out of a hat and giving the beta to someone that uses their PS3 as a blu ray player and would never use beta key in the first place. If you really want it become a PS+ member thats what your paying for and all the other benefits it comes with, I am sure they will widen the participants at a later time…

Demonic_Clown said:

October 7th, 10:40 am

im pretty jealous of that icon Aryeh.

BinaryJay said:

October 7th, 10:40 am

I work from a home office, so I’m completely fine with this selection process. =)

Guys, it’s just a beta, if you don’t get to try it now you’ll get to try something better later. It’s not the end of the world, there is more value to PS+ than simply getting into the odd beta (that’s not to say that I haven’t been disappointed with the SCEA Plus content the last while compared to SCEE).

Chubcorp said:

October 7th, 10:41 am

When Plus was announced we were told that we would have access to betas that other wouldn’t. It was an incentive to get plus. Thank you Sony for once again living up to the name. I will be enjoying Killzone 3.

Anti-Steven said:

October 7th, 10:41 am

I would like to talk about some comments I made earlier this week on the blog concerning Playstation Plus and the Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood beta. Looking back, I’m embarrassed about how rude I got just over not getting into a beta. Maybe if it’s so easy for me to get impolite over stuff like that, I shouldn’t comment at all. So to the blog team, and Grace in particular who made the post, please accept my sincere apologies.

bbonds_007 said:

October 7th, 10:41 am

LMAO at all the people who think they are entitled to a shot at the beta. I am not a Plus subscriber (yet!) but is does make a lot of sense to choose the testers from this group as most Plus-ers are probably hardcore Sony fans, or at least arn’t PSN noobs. Meaning its more likely they will do a better job then random PSN users.

markdoncaster said:

October 7th, 10:42 am

jetpacks and exoskeletons is good but i was hoping for tanks aswell as other vehicles.hope they are in the final game or maybe still in the beta.
How many people in a match also?? heard its 24 now which i hope its not,with bigger maps we need more peeps getting stuck in.

wiipass said:

October 7th, 10:42 am

i’m a PS+ subscriber i dont really think Ps+ is worth it (at least for me),the only thing i like is the nice dynamic themes (glad i get to keep them for ever) this beta is going to make Ps+ worth the purchase (again at least for me) & i can’t wait to join the KZ3 beta in oct,i really enojed the Kz2 beta it was the best experience i had on my Ps3 by far apart from playing the actual retail game.killzone is the best fps out there.

wiipass said:

October 7th, 10:43 am

didn’t know i could post on the US ps plog. lol

wiipass said:

October 7th, 10:44 am

blog :P

ggamdori said:

October 7th, 10:45 am

Hi, I upload many gameplay videos on the youtube (search my name, ggamdori, http://www.youtube.com/user/ggamdori) about 100 videos of MAG so far. I will be sure to upload KZ3 beta videos to promote the game. Pick me :D

Xer0Signal said:

October 7th, 10:45 am

yeah, it’s just CRAZY to think you’d be entitled to something you paid for.

BigRon3400 said:

October 7th, 10:46 am

Hell yeah! Me and my clan are ready to rock KZ3!

ggamdori said:

October 7th, 10:46 am

Hi, I upload many gameplay videos on the youtube (search my name, ggamdori) about 100 videos of MAG so far. I will be sure to upload KZ3 beta videos to promote the game. Pick me :D

Sarno1605 said:

October 7th, 10:47 am

You people act like you didn’t know betas where gonna be exclusive to PS+ members? If you want a better chance (KEY WORDS THEIR BETTER CHANCE NOT GUARANTEED) of getting into betas then PS+ should be your #1 priority! Plus also gives you games, avatars, and themes for free. Proud to be a PS+ member here! Hope I get into the beta!

Recon73 said:

October 7th, 10:49 am

Funny how I was a 12-month subscriber to qore and never received any type of beta. Very odd how Sony forgot about the Qore people. No way I would ever pay for Plus. It is things like this that is hurting Sony.

Rene_Led said:

October 7th, 10:50 am

Well…honestl…at Least this is somewhat an ok way of trying to play a Beta (For testing not Bragging rights) instead of 5k users saying ” Hey I have PS+ why Don’t I have an email”
Now it’s 1st come first serve can play.

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