Following other experiments with free to play gaming, Sony are making the multiplayer portion of Uncharted 3 completely free to download and play. Details are thin on the ground – the information appeared on the main US PlayStation Blog but was quickly pulled from a post about this week’s new releases.
That at least suggests it’s happening this week.
Naturally Sony and Naughty Dog will be hoping users jumping in will pick up some of that DLC, but none of it is really required. This is regularly becoming something publishers are interested in doing as the core numbers start to drop off and move onto other games. Remember Tomb Raider – with a similar multiplayer portion – is just around the corner.
This should hopefully pad out the online numbers too.
I’m assuming that this’ll also mean that anyone buying the game on disk, used, won’t need an online pass – but don’t quote me on that.
Hopefully we’ll get details soon.