Naughty Dog has confirmed that Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer is going free-to-play this week.
Posting on the PlayStation Blog the developer revealed that over 3.5 million people have played in over 37 million matches of the game’s multiplayer to date. Despite being released back in November 2011 there are still over half a million players actively playing the game every month.
You’ll be able to jump online after downloading the free-to-play game from the PlayStation Store, after which you can play up to Level 15 for free. Once you reach Level 15 you can still continue to play for free, and Naughty Dog will still track the experience points you earn although you won’t be able to unlock or access these points.
If you do go ahead and unlock the level cap you’ll get these achievements applied to your profile retroactively, and you’ll also get access to a bunch of downloadable content which is detailed over here.
Naughty Dog will reward gamers that already own Uncharted 3 and who have supported multiplayer with a custom Naughty Dog Paw on your rank icon along with a Naughty Dog Paw shirt for your custom characters.
You can also look forward to more colour options for character items and skins, as well as over 40 additional downloadable content items over the coming months where each DLC will have a theme.
This free-to-play news follows the PlayStation Blog’s weekly “The Drop” feature mistakenly revealing that Plus subscribers would be receiving Uncharted 3’s multiplayer portion for free this week, and comes hot on the heels of Patch 1.17 which adds a number of new changes.
Are you one of the millions that have already enjoyed Uncharted 3’s multiplayer, or will you be downloading it now that it’s free-to-play to test it out?