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Resistance 3 Multiplayer Revealed, Beta Later This Year

James Stevenson's Avatar + Posted by James Stevenson on Mar 02, 2011 // Community Lead, Insomniac Games

Greetings from the PlayStation.Blog.Lounge here at the fabulous W Hotel, across the street from the Game Developers Conference in downtown San Francisco. As this post goes live, we are revealing our all-new multiplayer for Resistance 3. We’ve said all along we wanted Resistance 3’s MP mode to bring the best of both Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2’s MP and co-op modes, and you’re about to see just how we’ve managed to do that.

Resistance 3: Fort Lamy Action Arena Battle

Resistance 3 will feature 16-player Human vs. Chimera deathmatch and objective-based modes set in locations across the globe. That may seem somewhat jarring after the 40 and 60-player mayhem in RFOM and R2. Rest assured though, our biggest motivation in determining our new player count was the fun times that we and the community had on maps like RFOM’s Busyard and Rooftops, as well as the Bayou House and San Francisco maps in Resistance 2.

Resistance 3 will offer a very deep and customizable progression system. Players can create their own progression paths through multiplayer, spending their hard-earned points to customize loadouts that fit their unique playstyle. We learned a lot from Resistance 2 co-op in terms of giving players the ability to create specific roles in a team and level up different abilities – which you will see with the various active tactical and support abilities, as well as the new personal and combat attributes.

Resistance 3: Fort Lamy Action Doppelganger

Resistance 3: Fort Lamy Prison Messhall Resistance 3: Action Cell Battle

For instance – each player can choose and level different support abilities – such as a Bubble Shield, Ammo Beacon (give ammo to teammates) or Radar Beacon (enhance your team’s radar). There are also tactical abilities you can use against your enemies, such as the Doppelganger (projects an image of you nearby to distract enemies) or Dash (an explosive burst of speed to evade enemy attacks).

Furthermore, each player can select and level a personal attribute and a combat attribute. These range from the ability to have leapers bust out from your corpse, to start with more weapons in your arsenal, to reloading or firing at a faster rate. You will be able to truly customize your character loadout to fit your own unique playstyle in Resistance 3.

We’ve been working on this new direction for close to two years now, polishing and refining our maps. We’re having a ton of fun playing Resistance 3 in the office every day. We will be bringing a multiplayer beta to PSN later this year, so stay tuned to our newsletters (Check today’s for the first news on Insomniac’s Community Day on March 29th!), Full Moon Show podcast, Twitter feed and Facebook page for all the latest updates!

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+ Butters360 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:04 pm said:

Oh. Hell. Yes! #Winning


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+ nino1911 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:05 pm said:

finally i want to be in the beta please :)


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+ chaoszero14 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:05 pm said:

Man i really want to play Resistance 3 already!


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+ Anim8td_fan on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:06 pm said:

Oh cool. I’m highly anticipated for R3 and its MP.


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+ Brameriz on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:06 pm said:

Can’t wait until this game comes out #TeamBON


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+ CEK111 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

I’ll be honest, i was disappointed with R2’s multiplayer after a while, but i know you guys at Insominac wont let us down, the feedbacks been there for two years now, and im positivie Resistance 3 will be a great Single player and Multiplayer Experience,
Great Job on all the hard work, keep it up! Septemeber’ll be here sooner than you think!


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+ CorruptedxMind on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

Awesome! can’t wait for this beta :) Insomniac games never stops giving the community what they ask for! Resistance 3 will be amazing!


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+ mountain_duwe on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm said:

Customizable Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA perks? Winning.


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+ usedtoiletpaper on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm said:

Looking good.


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+ XxT_I_K_IxX_PR on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm said:

Please tell there will be a lot of support in the multiplayer and there will be a LOT of levels! and in each level to win cool stuff like in R2! that got me hooked! when I finally got that clank back pack…ahhh the memories :) please answer!


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+ RESISTANCE61513 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:09 pm said:

Phenomenal news!

Can’t wait to play this at Community Day!


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+ j2thaa on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:09 pm said:

The game is looking better and better each time they announce new features. Thanks Insomniac for the hard work for this title for us to enjoy.


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+ CEK111 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:09 pm said:

Question, will our characters still be customizable?


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+ BlooodyCow on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:09 pm said:

Will the weapons spawn points make a return to Resistance 3 in multiplayer?


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+ Shalom90 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

As long as there are customizable games like in RFOM, I’ll be happy.


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+ LV3RA15 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

oh my goodness, hell yea


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+ Raiko_13 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:11 pm said:

looks Good.


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+ PatriotEyez27 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:11 pm said:

Amazing.

Beta with Socom 4 please :D


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+ Jae775 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:12 pm said:

Hope I get the beta :D


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+ CEK111 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm said:

Thanks for the reply James, appreciated!


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+ Esena on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm said:

I’m glad you guys cut down on the limit. It was cool to see 40-60 players and even 256 with MAG, but I agree with you and your staff — online gaming feels more intimate and exciting in smaller sized games.

Thanks Insomniac!!! Looking forward to this one!


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+ Blkant on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

R:FoM was one of my all time favorites, then you sold out with R2… then you sold out to go multi platform.

So in short, I have no respect for you guys any more, and have lost all faith in the Resistance series so long as its still in your hands.


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    + James Stevenson on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm said:

    Well – we hope you will give the beta a try. We’ve poured three years of our lives into R3, and we think you will be really excited by it!


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+ depward on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

So, you’re basically adding Halo Reach abilities to your game? Doppelganger and Dash seem VERY familiar…

Well, whatever. They helped me enjoy Halo MP much more. Just don’t add in anything like the broken armor lock ability into R3.


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    + James Stevenson on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:16 pm said:

    These and many more, you essentially have to pick your weapon, two activated abilities (one to help you be tactical… one to support your team) as well as two personal traits that will give you different abilities in battle.


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+ chriz704 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Can’t wait for this game.


Chris


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+ Butters360 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm said:

All Resistance 3 news should be tagged henceforth with #ChimeraBlood


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+ Kreamz28 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm said:

This looks promising, will we be getting a trailer or any footage soon? I really wanna see this in action, looks awesome!


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+ depward on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm said:

@James – very cool. I like that. Thanks for the explanation.

Still moderately peeved there was no support for the R2 co-op mode… but if you’ve used some “lessons learned” from it into R3 MP, then it’s all good.


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+ BlooodyCow on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:19 pm said:

Will there be a barebone playlist for Resistance 3 multiplayer? You know, for the FROM fans that don’t want any of these “perks”?


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+ wolfzero1 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:20 pm said:

the customization options sound cool. so will Plus members get in first or is the beta going to be something like a pre-order incentive or packing in another game?


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+ ShadowArchangel on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:20 pm said:

Any news on Splitscreen? I have friends that enjoy getting together at my house, and well… games always forget our kind. There’s still social people out there!


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+ BaronZaraguin on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:21 pm said:

Have great expectations for this one. Been my favorite series. Just wanted to say the RESISTANCE series was the reason I bought the PS3…to be sincere…I’ve bought Resistance 2 Collectors Edition before I’ve bought a PS3.


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+ Ozbendigo on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:23 pm said:

Why only 16 players?


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    + James Stevenson on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:43 pm said:

    Those games were more about military might vs. military might. This game is much more about survival and the skirmishes between those survivors.

    Plus we really wanted to see what we could do while blowing out the smaller maps that were so loved in RFOM and R2


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+ Bloody_Marcel on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:24 pm said:

About Move support. I understand it’s still undecided, but are you getting closer or farther to/from a “yes”?

Optimistic or pessimistic, basically?


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    + James Stevenson on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm said:

    So sneaky the way you asked it.

    The official word is we don’t have anything to announce about Move Support at this time.


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+ Mobius_124 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:24 pm said:

Question, will this new multiplayer mode feature splitscreen multiplayer, like say me and and a friend (or 3 other friends) on the same couch, and the same screen and play against the world with Split screen PSN logins?


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+ predalien27 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:25 pm said:

I’ll miss the large numbers that kept the game fun and unique, but a nice balanced experience sounds great! Now about that beta… ;)


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+ ProSoldier14 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:25 pm said:

I really loved the R2 multiplayer, so much fun. Though I gotta admit that I mostly played TDM & FFA as the objective games were a bit to hectic and confusing. Hopefully R3 muliplayer will still retain similarities from R2.


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+ spunnups on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

A mix of the best from R1 and R2 could lead to something Insanely Epic!


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+ TRE2ZERO on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

RESISTANCE ALL THE WAY BABY :D


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+ spunnups on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:27 pm said:

@35 I agree, I’m going to miss Maps like Manchester in RFOM with 40 player online chaos. Best online experience I’ve had since Tribes back in the Late 90s on the PC.


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+ Chessy_08 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

really wish u guys would have just went with the whole no abilities and full weapon will like RFOM multiplayer but im still excited to try it later this year. day one buy not matter what.One question will the weapon wheel be in multilayer? If not will be be able to have more then one primary weapon?


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    + James Stevenson on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm said:

    Weapon wheel is in MP


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+ spunnups on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

The PS Blog really could use a comment and Like feature similar to Facebook. This Blog could really take off with something like that.


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+ spunnups on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

^^^Not “Comment”, I meant “Reply”


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+ Thane_of_Fife on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

You guys are awesome, the reply to blkant. shows u guys r gonna have open beta,which I cant wait for, well correct me if im wrong


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+ BlooodyCow on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

TEXT CHAT IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F@#$ yeah.


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    + James Stevenson on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:50 pm said:

    Oh yeah. you guys demanded it, and we listened


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+ just_sane on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

Just bring back co-op for the main story and I’ll be happy. That whole co-op side mission stuff in R2, just wasn’t very good.


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+ spunnups on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm said:

****Will there be Vehicles in the Online Multiplayer??****


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    + James Stevenson on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:52 pm said:

    No vehicles in online MP.


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+ Stellazira on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm said:

Hurray! I’m excited.

See you online. :D


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+ Biggz124 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:32 pm said:

Does the game have splitscreen? offline, online and combo?


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+ CButera24 on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:34 pm said:

I cant wait for some resistence 3. Im dying to see hiw this ends, if it does at all!


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+ xSMKxNemesis on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:34 pm said:

Is the beta going to be private or public? if it is private how do I get accepted ?!


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