The moment we stopped playing Uncharted 2 we knew we wanted
to play Uncharted 3, so we don’t really need anything else to sell us on the
game. We appreciate the collector's editions or Subway sandwiches,
but if the game shipped in a dingy cardboard sleeve with a blank disc that had “Uncharted
3” written on it in marker we’d be fine. In spite of this, Sony revealed one
last goodie to sell you on the game you’ve been dying to play for the last two
years: early access to the Starhawk multiplayer beta.
On the PlayStation Blog today Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli revealed that Uncharted 3 had gone gold, meaning
Naughty Dog was finished with the retail build and the code was off to be
published. He then revealed that the game will receive a pass for early access
to the Starhawk online beta. A follow-up to Warhawk, the public beta for the
futuristic war game is planned for early 2012, and Uncharted 3 purchasers are guar
teed to be one of the first in line for the action. Like we said, we didn’t
need anything extra to sell us on the game, but we appreciate Sony giving us
this offer nevertheless.