This has been such a fantastic week for gamers. GDC can’t exactly compete with the likes of E3 or Gamescom when it comes to overall presentation and content, but all the news and reveals that have come out this week are sure making it feel like a major event is taking place. Yesterday we got some sizable new media/info on Battlefield 3 and inFamous 2 and we’re back today with new Resistance 3 news.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, one of Insomniac Games’ Community Managers stopped by to unload the first details about Resistance 3’s online multiplayer and co-op. For starters, they’ve downgraded the total number of players from 60 to 16. While a lot of gamers that loved Resistance 2 multiplayer may find that disheartening, Insomniac swears it’s for the better good as they’re trying to create a more ‘intimate’ multiplayer environment. As far as the modes and maps go, we’re going to see teams of Humans and Chimera going toe to toe in both deathmatch and objective based games in many different maps with themes from across the world.
Resistance 3 multiplayer will also include a very deep progression/leveling system that will allow you to climb the ranks in a manner that you see fit via unlock points and custom loadouts/classes. Those loadouts and classes will also be available in co-op, where each player can have their own unique abilities and weapons to help the team succeed. Although we’re not sure how many players co-op will support this time, Insomniac promises that it will be a polished experience.
In order to make sure everything in running smoothly come launch, Insomniac also announced a multiplayer beta. Little is known about it at this time but more news should be available in the coming months. Check below for a handful of new screens and be sure to leave us your thoughts.
[UPDATE]: G4 has released a lengthy video containing the first ever multiplayer footage of Resistance 3.
Source: PlayStation Blog