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Killzone 3 Beta Already Spotted?

As usual, nothing is official until we see a press release from Sony in our inbox. In the meantime, it's always fun to ponder and discuss.

The possibility of a Killzone 3 closed or open beta test is very real, and with the game scheduled to launch in February, one might assume such a test could kick off in a few months. ...or maybe now. A screenshot from GamesOnSmash shows a PSN friend apparently playing Killzone 3. Now, you can dissect the image if you wish; you may determine it's bogus and if that's the case, we won't be surprised. But it does prompt some interesting questions: firstly, the very idea of a beta and when we might see it and secondly, whether or not this could be an early example of PlayStation Plus perkiness. In other words, what if only Plus members had access - or perhaps just early access - to a beta sample of Guerrilla's impending FPS? We don't have any numbers for Plus subscriptions just yet, but if something like the Killzone 3 beta was initially restricted to Plus members...well, that might just cause a spike in sign-ups. You just gotta love awesome incentives; they're all sorts of enticing, aren't they?

At any rate, we'll always be on the lookout for any news concerning the third Killzone and at some point, we imagine we'll bring you an official update concerning a beta.

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

Tags: killzone 3, killzone 3 beta, guerrilla, killzone ps3

8/3/2010 10:38:55 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 11:02:11 AM
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Probably a guy in one of those PlayStation beta rooms.

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CharlesD
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 11:13:49 AM
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The person on his friend list might just happen to be a person helping in the development or testing of KZ3.

As for a beta, well I'm def. down but I do feel a little bit disappointed with plus content so far. It is good to have and there are a-lot of good discounts and free content but I haven't seen any big perks besides simple price cuts. Early entrance into a KZ3 beta would def. be a start :)

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dante_zero
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 11:27:10 AM
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its most likely someone signed into their PSN account at the beta rooms over the weekend. I was there and you could access the XMB easily as the reps that were there had to look after several stations each and with them teach people on how to calibrate move it is entirely possible that someone sneakily signed in.
Just for the record though Killzone 3 in HD need quite abit of work but i'm assuming we were playing the stuff that was at E3, however Killzone 3 does really excel in 3D. i had to pick my jaw up off the ground. lol

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frostface
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 11:28:28 AM
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I've been holding off on the plus service just for a while longer, at least to get a better feel for what real benefits it reaps. However a Killzone 3 beta would definitely be very enticing.

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 12:28:04 PM
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Groovy

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 1:05:21 PM
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I just want to have more time with the exoskeleton, that was awesome.

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NonProphet
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 2:02:27 PM
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Exclusive access to a KZ3 beta is the kind of thing that would convince me to pay for the plus membership.

And if they're still planning on a February 2011 release, it doesn't seem far-fetched that we will be seeing a beta within the next couple months. Still a bit early, but hey, the more time they have to tweak, the better.

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Godslim
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 2:41:22 PM
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its likely to be for just beta testers first....like me wooo!

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gangan19
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 3:15:31 PM
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I would love a KZ3 beta

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kraygen
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 4:03:57 PM
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Personally I think the KZ3 beta shouldn't be early access for PS+ but should only be for PS+. I think there is a lot of quality for + right now, but they need stuff like this to really push it over the edge.

Honestly if all the demo's and beta's are just early exclusivity I'd just wait until it was free.

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FM23
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 4:16:14 PM
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Guess I will be missing out on this beta becaue I don't plan on buying plus anytime soon. I would pay to play the beta as a stand alone, but no business would do that right?

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RebelJD
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 7:05:07 PM
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A beta to hot games would definitely get me to sign up for Playstation Plus. I'll be signing up for it soon enough, it's just a matter of time and content. Rock on Playstation.

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sirbob6
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 8:41:48 PM
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I hope they will release a beta to Plus and also for KZ2 player of a certain rank, General seems good. That way plus users get the beta and KZ dedicated fans will get it too.

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Godslim
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 4:40:23 PM
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they wont release the beta to public first guys....like with k2 it will probably be done by beta the eu beta testers first

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___________
Thursday, August 05, 2010 @ 4:02:41 AM
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could result in a spike of subscriptions, or a spike in hate.
i say the latter more likley.
its going to be a cold day in hell before i pay a cent to get access to a beta!
i cant see sony having a KZ3 beta plus only, maybe early release or maybe have the first beta plus only than next year have it available for others.
sony are greedy, but there not that greedy they would cop a sh*t storm if they kept the KZ3 beta plus exclusive!

will be interesting to see what they bring to the table this time, i really enjoyed the KZ2 MP and i never ever enjoy MP!
one of the very few things GG actually did well!
i even killed a few of GGs developers in the tournament they had, now that was fun!
shame sony dont do more of these things, id love to play MAG with some of zippers finest, or plunder with ND!
or go co-op with insomniac!

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