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UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Goes Gold, Includes Starhawk Beta

Eric Monacelli's Avatar Posted by Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

Nearly one year ago Entertainment Weekly broke the news that UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception was real and coming out in 2011. Today we have finally reached the point of breaking through that finish line tape in another marathon of game development. We’re proud to announce that the third installment in the UNCHARTED franchise has gone gold, and is on its way to being manufactured for its November 1st release. We can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction to the next chapter of Nathan Drake’s adventures as it hits store shelves and homes everywhere in just three short weeks!


And as an added bonus, all retail copies of Uncharted 3 will include a voucher code for early access to the upcoming Starhawk Public Beta, which will be coming in early 2012. Just like Uncharted 3, Starhawk promises to provide an incredible multiplayer experience that only PS3 can deliver. Here’s a glimpse of what the voucher insert looks like, and you can keep tabs on for more details.

Starhawk Beta Voucher: UNCHARTED 3

We also wanted to tell you about another very cool bonus that our tireless dev team helped produce. We’ll have four behind-the-scenes videos detailing the development and production of UNCHARTED 3 for free and available on the retail UNCHARTED 3 disc! Those of you attending our AMC Theatre events will be in for a special treat as we’ll have a teaser of some of that behind-the-scenes video content.

Be sure to check back to the PlayStation.Blog for more details and information about UNCHARTED 3 in the coming weeks as we rocket towards launch on November 1st. We’re excited to get the full retail game into your hands and hear your reactions very soon!

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Purple_Falcon_ said:

October 11th, 9:22 pm

Very cool! cant wait!

GOW71 said:

October 11th, 9:27 pm

Very excited on both accounts!

soldiercell said:

October 11th, 9:31 pm

Well glad to here a good multiplayer beta will be included with this! Cause UC3 servers are garbage!

Xanzar said:

October 11th, 9:47 pm

another reason to keep the ps3 with a terabyte internal hdd never have to upgrade just gottta collect the series :P

LilWayneSuckz said:

October 11th, 9:52 pm

I’ll have a baby with this game

WarHawk_ said:

October 11th, 10:15 pm

AWESOME!!! :D Congratz on Going GOLD ND!!

that-acmilan-guy said:

October 11th, 10:17 pm

Can anyone point me to the collector’s edition of the game in UK? I can’t find it :(

BxNYCBonaoDR said:

October 11th, 10:43 pm

Warhawk was the first game that i ever played online after buying my PS3 and having broadband. I preordered Uncharted 3 back in July 2011 and can’t wait to play UC3 and have access to Starhawk. GREAT NEWS!!!

EnigmaNemesis said:

October 11th, 11:08 pm

Music to my ears!!!


Collectors has been on pre-order from Amazon with release day shipping!

xllkaboomllx said:

October 11th, 11:35 pm

Collectors sold out here in oz :( but lucky i pre-order it and paid in full the other week :D :D

Elvick_ said:

October 12th, 12:07 am

I can’t wait and I’m glad I can try out Starhawk before it releases because the more I see the more I’m curious about it.

TensaXZangetsu2 said:

October 12th, 12:11 am

Does the starhawk beta comes in the case?

pickupdoctor said:

October 12th, 12:18 am

Oh yeah, I got my Uncharted 3 tickets for AMC event and I am bringing my wife with me.

KupaMan said:

October 12th, 12:42 am

I love the old IGN logo there.

godofwar_fan said:

October 12th, 1:00 am

Wow this just great news,considering i am leaving to the US tonight hoping i make it into SCEA one day <3 its my passion,this is what i want!!

angelspawn77 said:

October 12th, 1:46 am

S*** JUST GOT REAL! Holy crap it just hit me that this game is almost here! I cannot wait to finally play the story mode on this awesome game, hopefully it blows my socks off and is better than the last game. 3 weeks until I get my Collectors Edition!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

angelspawn77 said:

October 12th, 1:47 am

Oh and one more thing, the Starhawk beta is such a great bonus! That game has had my attention since I first saw gameplay of it, looks like a much funner Warhawk, which I enjoyed as well. Can’t wait!

DrPhiill said:

October 12th, 1:58 am

Can’t wait to get further into the story! YAY!

lisatsunami said:

October 12th, 2:06 am

@Eric M: thanks for the link for “gone gold.”. I didn’t know what that meant in gaming context until your counterpart at Insomniac answered my question.

Starhawk beta. Very smart cross pollination there, Sony.

U3? Got my AMC reservations, my brand new Bravia 3D, glasses charged up….oh, yeah, I’m ready!

WelmoscaBR said:

October 12th, 2:41 am

Just cant wait for the best game ever made.

ro-kurorai said:

October 12th, 3:23 am

Thanks for the info Eric. Can’t wait to lay my hands on the Explorer Edition. Looking forward to ND’s next IP, you guys rock.

Johnny-Wacko said:

October 12th, 4:22 am

Sorry if this was already asked, I didn’t look through every comment. Will Uncharted 3 include reversible cover art?

ToFeY said:

October 12th, 4:31 am


GEEWUN-96 said:

October 12th, 4:49 am

Yeah boy! Hope there’s a midnight launch right after halloween!!!

Mario8877 said:

October 12th, 5:16 am

Oh. My. Gosh. This looks FLIPPIN’ AWESOME! Oh, sorry. I’m a huge nerd for the series. Hehe

Korbei83 said:

October 12th, 5:28 am

What about the system bundle? I changed my game preorder to the bundle last week. Do I need to change it back now?

LiveTyper said:

October 12th, 5:34 am

@Zezzler You have a funny sense of humor.

FairladyZED said:

October 12th, 5:48 am

Congrats ND! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I was wondering, the collectors edition comes with the online pass right?

D-Fase-Prop said:

October 12th, 5:56 am

Well if we get a freebie maybe I’ll buy Uncharted 3 ( my brain is about to explode ) I mean it might be worth it.

PS & ND great job

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

October 12th, 6:03 am


TheGuardianFID said:

October 12th, 6:06 am

Collector’s Edition FTW, Starhawk Beta FTW!!! 8)

Midgetguy said:

October 12th, 6:12 am

I’m VERY excited for this!

Everything I’ve seen for Uncharted 3 has simply blown me away!

dilbig5 said:

October 12th, 6:14 am

Uncharted 3 is enough to look forward to but now a Starhawk Beta. Game of the Year

bakerarmy said:

October 12th, 7:02 am

People on this blog have attacked me by calling me names and telling me to suck it up when it comes to online passes.

The fact is online passes are bad for the consumer. Every company has a budget and an expected return on investment.

Let’s take the movie industry for example. They make money at the theaters and then on the disc release. So with this logic I should pay the makers of the movie every time I watch a movie on Netflix or rent it from a library (even books for that matter). If my friend lets me watch a movie I am supposed to pay more? This is not the world we live in.

The publishers are trying to maximize their profits and I understand that. I just don’t believe it is fair to anyone. What will happen in 5-10 years when you want to play an older game again or online? They will rerelease PS3 games on the PS4 or PS5 and you will thank them for it. Much like these PS2 games (just fix your system to play them or release a new model with support) that are 10 bucks for what?

The simple fact is I will not buy UC3 until there is a price drop. I wouldn’t play the MP anyway. Call me what you will, it won’t change the fact that Online Passes, DLC, and Patches are ruining games.

FORMIK said:

October 12th, 7:21 am


I politely request that you save it for a blog article about the PSN Pass.
By the way, I believe Netflix has to pay movie production companies for the use of their product.

I look forward to the Starhawk beta! Maybe the dagger from Uncharted 2 could be an unlockable melee weapon in Starhawk?

LDiablo84 said:

October 12th, 7:33 am

Please put Emmett Graves in Uncharted 3!!

Senju_Karim said:

October 12th, 7:46 am

Awesome! Uncharted 1 was my first PS3 game way back in 2007! And its my favourite franchise of this generation! Unfortunately my 2007 PS3 is near YLOD (cutting off, flashing red lights, then one yellow flash everytime it turns on)

But question is if the Uncharted 3 PS3 bundle, which I will get on Nov 1st will also contain the voucher for the Starhawk beta and the bonuses outlined? (What a fitting replacement unit! PS3 with an Uncharted 3 blessing!)

Uncharted was my first platinum and I platinumed Uncharted 2 also, time for number 3! :D

FORMIK said:

October 12th, 7:49 am

#136, an even better suggestion! I wonder what multiplayer characters from other games would be used if a “heroes” pack were created for Uncharted 3?

Sephir007 said:

October 12th, 7:50 am

Can you launch it early?? I already pre-ordered it. hehe.

dilbig5 said:

October 12th, 7:53 am

Bakerarmy. Your assumptions on online passes make no sense.

You said something about budgeting but almost all used games are $5 less than the new version when they first have a used copy.

You talk about playing online 5-10 years later. Most servers for console games are shut off eventually as EA has shown.

Unless you plan to buy Uncharted used right when it comes out, there is no reason to complain. If you rent games (which you have pointed out that you do) you don’t deserve to have the full game.

IceColdKilla44 said:

October 12th, 7:56 am

As if you guys really needed another reason to convince me to get Uncharted 3 ;P

Shadow-Man_4 said:

October 12th, 8:01 am

I’m so happy to hear this, but you still have some work to do with the Multiplayer. I’m sure you’ll be able to fix everything in time for release, don’t let my hopes down please!

I’m so pumped to play the Single Player and try the Co-op sections of the game. I’ve been playing the Subway Promotion for 15 hours total now, so yeah I’m that excited to play the best game this year!

I really hope you keep supporting the MP portion because this is where I’ll spend most of my time on, just like I did with Uncharted 2! =)

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October 12th, 8:07 am


ToFeY said:

October 12th, 8:47 am

@ Zezzler
you’re either a dumb troll or someone who’s been living under a rock

Ethereal said:

October 12th, 9:25 am

Awesome news…

PirateHarlock said:

October 12th, 10:02 am

Why are these same idiotic trolls still attacking people in an inept attempt at defending an obvious ripoff? Do they not realize how stupid they show themselves as being? give your heads a shake and go find a new hobby. Your attacks on gamers are just as unwelcome as the scam of a pass is. If you must defend this so badly that you act like a fascist then you seriously don’t belong in this hobby at all.

Bakerarmy isn’t the only one passing on the game for that reason, not by a mile. The subway multiplayer promotion was a joke and showed just how bad the online for UC3 is. Not nearly as bad as R3 but not worth paying for, even in a manner that would be defensble. Thats the real crux of it. Not just being hosed with this whole pass issue but on games with 2nd rate multiplayer experiences. I’m not just looking at this game but WWE SVR12 (always had abysmal online) and R3 are 2 other notable examples. Sony & its developers should be taking notice all the negative publicity they’ve garnered themselves is doing them no favours.

nycredude said:

October 12th, 10:30 am


By ripoff I assume that you are calling Uncharted Franchise a ripoff. Let me ask you what game these days doesn’t take or borrow something from another game? Fact of the matter is that no one is saying they didn’t borrow from other games, heck the developers themselves admit it. However it does it in a way that gives the franchise it’s own identity and for the most part does it better than other games this gen.

As far as the Online Pass. How is that a scam? You buy the game new it doesn’t even affect you. And if the multiplayer is as bad as you make it sound and you don’t think it is worth paying for then it is actually better for you cause you have a choice to NOT pay for it. Just buy it for the awesome single player, which is really the bread and butter of Uncharted series. Why do you care so much about a mp you admit yourself you think sucks is beyond me.

nycredude said:

October 12th, 10:31 am


And I love how you mention Sony and their developers as if they are the only ones doing it. Fact is used games sales are hurting the industry and ALL developers are concerned with it. Soon every game will have some form of an online pass. What will you do then? Looks like YOU will have to find a new hobby then.

You can boycott all you want but let’s call it spades to spades. The only ones who will be affected are the gamers who only buy used games or rent games. In both those instances it doesn’t hurt the developers, so online pass is a sound business decision. They are trying to make money so they can make more games for us. So you just go ahead and miss out on one of the best single player experiences of this year while the rest of us who have common sense play it over and over.

QCVic said:

October 12th, 10:42 am

Congrats on the Gold ND!! Here’s hoping to your success on this game. The Starhawk beta is a nice bonus for those who are looking forward to both titles (points at myself)

TRIX_BOL said:

October 12th, 10:53 am

Awesome News! Can’t wait to get my Collector Edition. With Pass code or without it, this Franchise is a Win.
Credits to the whole team behind such EPIC Game.

Hey guys, why don’t y’all team up with a Clothing-line to produce some Drake’s-like Scarf replica?
I’d personally buy mine, cause it’s cool like that. ;-)

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