Hands On With Uncharted 3’s Multiplayer

This past week at E3, myself and Ganiman got a chance to wait in line for 40 minutes and get our hands on a multiplayer demo of the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

We jumped into one of the game’s new multiplayer modes- 2 vs. 2 vs. 2 (or Three Team Deathmatch) in the Chateau level. Everything that player’s have come to expect from the Uncharted series remains in tact in this new installment. The game play feels exactly the same so everyone will feel at home when jumping online to “pwn some noobs”. There really isn’t too much to say here, I noticed at least one new weapon, we killed people, and then I won the match by literally kicking Ganiman in the ass.

Also new to Uncharted 3 is the ability to customize your characters. Players can create four load out slots which contain both of their weapons, two upgradable booster slots, one paid booster slot and weapon modifications. The player’s character is also customizable, allowing for things like different hats, customizable character emblems and more. There’s also a new balancing system in place that can help tip the scale in the favor of the losing team, or give the winning team some extra cash opportunities during the match. Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to check out most of these options given that there were so many fans waiting for us to finish so they could get their hands on the game.

There are also new features being added such as the ability to allow you to join games already in progress. Another great option is the ability to play multiplayer in a split screen format, allowing the second player to log into their own PSN ID. Uncharted 2 brought a unique feature to the game with Twitter integration. This time with Uncharted 3 along with their social media integration there will be the new Uncharted TV that will highlight the best user generated content as well as videos from YouTube.

You can look forward to Uncharted 3 when it launches this November.