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Resistance 3 Multiplayer Revealed, Beta Later This Year

James Stevenson's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

March 2nd, 4:04 pm

Oh. Hell. Yes! #Winning

nino1911 said:

March 2nd, 4:05 pm

finally i want to be in the beta please :)

chaoszero14 said:

March 2nd, 4:05 pm

Man i really want to play Resistance 3 already!

Anim8td_fan said:

March 2nd, 4:06 pm

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

Brameriz said:

March 2nd, 4:06 pm

Can’t wait until this game comes out #TeamBON

CEK111 said:

March 2nd, 4:07 pm

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!

CorruptedxMind said:

March 2nd, 4:07 pm

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

mountain_duwe said:

March 2nd, 4:08 pm

Customizable Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA perks? Winning.

usedtoiletpaper said:

March 2nd, 4:08 pm

Looking good.

XxT_I_K_IxX_PR said:

March 2nd, 4:08 pm

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!

RESISTANCE61513 said:

March 2nd, 4:09 pm

Phenomenal news!

Can’t wait to play this at Community Day!

j2thaa said:

March 2nd, 4:09 pm

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.

CEK111 said:

March 2nd, 4:09 pm

Question, will our characters still be customizable?

BlooodyCow said:

March 2nd, 4:09 pm

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

Shalom90 said:

March 2nd, 4:10 pm

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

LV3RA15 said:

March 2nd, 4:10 pm

oh my goodness, hell yea

Raiko_13 said:

March 2nd, 4:11 pm

looks Good.

PatriotEyez27 said:

March 2nd, 4:11 pm

Amazing.

Beta with Socom 4 please :D

Jae775 said:

March 2nd, 4:12 pm

Hope I get the beta :D

CEK111 said:

March 2nd, 4:13 pm

Thanks for the reply James, appreciated!

Esena said:

March 2nd, 4:13 pm

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!

Blkant said:

March 2nd, 4:14 pm

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 said:

    March 2nd, 4:15 pm

    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!

depward said:

March 2nd, 4:14 pm

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 said:

    March 2nd, 4:16 pm

    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.

chriz704 said:

March 2nd, 4:14 pm

Can’t wait for this game.


Chris

Butters360 said:

March 2nd, 4:15 pm

All Resistance 3 news should be tagged henceforth with #ChimeraBlood

Kreamz28 said:

March 2nd, 4:18 pm

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

depward said:

March 2nd, 4:18 pm

@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.

BlooodyCow said:

March 2nd, 4:19 pm

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

wolfzero1 said:

March 2nd, 4:20 pm

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?

ShadowArchangel said:

March 2nd, 4:20 pm

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!

BaronZaraguin said:

March 2nd, 4:21 pm

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.

Ozbendigo said:

March 2nd, 4:23 pm

Why only 16 players?

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    James Stevenson said:

    March 2nd, 5:43 pm

    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

Bloody_Marcel said:

March 2nd, 4:24 pm

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 said:

    March 2nd, 5:44 pm

    So sneaky the way you asked it.

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

Mobius_124 said:

March 2nd, 4:24 pm

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?

predalien27 said:

March 2nd, 4:25 pm

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

ProSoldier14 said:

March 2nd, 4:25 pm

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.

spunnups said:

March 2nd, 4:26 pm

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

TRE2ZERO said:

March 2nd, 4:26 pm

RESISTANCE ALL THE WAY BABY :D

spunnups said:

March 2nd, 4:27 pm

@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.

Chessy_08 said:

March 2nd, 4:28 pm

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?

spunnups said:

March 2nd, 4:28 pm

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

spunnups said:

March 2nd, 4:28 pm

^^^Not “Comment”, I meant “Reply”

Thane_of_Fife said:

March 2nd, 4:28 pm

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

BlooodyCow said:

March 2nd, 4:29 pm

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

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    James Stevenson said:

    March 2nd, 5:50 pm

    Oh yeah. you guys demanded it, and we listened

just_sane said:

March 2nd, 4:29 pm

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.

spunnups said:

March 2nd, 4:30 pm

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

Stellazira said:

March 2nd, 4:30 pm

Hurray! I’m excited.

See you online. :D

Biggz124 said:

March 2nd, 4:32 pm

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

CButera24 said:

March 2nd, 4:34 pm

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

xSMKxNemesis said:

March 2nd, 4:34 pm

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

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