Naughty Dog has moved to thank the Uncharted community after over one million players signed up to the multiplayer beta of the third game in the series.
Writing on the PlayStation blog, Community boss Arne Meyer said it was a "massive week" for the franchise and reminded fans that the beta period will end on Thursday (July 14).
Wow, this was a massive week for UNCHARTED 3! We kicked off the week on Monday by updating the available gametypes in the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta to provide more variety from the prior week.
Then, starting Tuesday, the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta was opened up for wide PSN access. The Beta is totally free and available from now until July 14th - there's no excuse not to hop in and play at least a few matches!
One day after the Beta went fully public, we passed one million unique players in the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta. Not only that, but the player count is growing with each passing day! We couldn't be prouder of our community coming out in such numbers to play in the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta.
Next week is the FINAL week in the Beta - we'll be shutting down the servers on Thursday, July 14th - so be sure to get your fill of UNCHARTED 3 before it goes away for a few months. This will also be your last week to hit the requirements to receive the rewards we're offering that will be active for the retail version of UNCHARTED 3 - rewards such as UNCHARTED 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar, Treasure Hunter's Starter Pack, in-game cash on day one and more.
On Sunday, July 10th, we'll be updating the available gametypes and maps in the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta according to the schedule we released. We'll be adding the never-before-seen Yemen map and it will be your first opportunity to play Co-op Adventure!
Don't forget to visit the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta feedback forum and leave us your thoughts on the Beta and any issues you may have encountered. We're counting on you to help us make the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer experience the best it can be!
The game's new Co-op Adventure mode sees you and a friend have to hunt down treasure on different maps whilst facing off against CPU-controlled enemies.
Uncharted 3's UK release date was brought forward this week to November 2.