UPDATE: Enrolment for the beta is now closed. Thanks for your interest!
Hi everyone. Recently Ratchet & Clank: QForce has been in its private beta phase. I’m pleased to inform you that the beta will be made available for a limited time to some lucky PS Plus members from 4.00pm GMT today, Wednesday 29th August.
The beta will include the following:
A tutorial mode which you can play alone
Ranked competitive multiplayer where you can play 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 or Party 2 vs 2
(invite a friend to join you and then go and find a game together)
Two months ago we asked all of you to contribute to Sly’s latest heist by designing one of the treasures he might find during his missions through time.
The response we got was overwhelming in quality and quantity, and Sanzaru had to struggle quite a bit to choose the 20 final winners.
Here’s a message directly from Sanzaru CEO, Glen Egan:
We were totally overwhelmed with all your contest entries – thousands of them! Thank you very much for all your hard work, it was extremely difficult for the judges to narrow down the field to just the winners – we wish everyone could win. I think the final choices really reflect the Sly universe and history very well and will look great on your treasure wall! Thank you again and happy hunting
If so, you’ll be pleased to know you’ve won a PS Vita and a 16GB Memory Card. But that’s not all! The winners have also gained access to the second round of the competition – among all local winners, Sanzaru will pick EIGHT final winners that will see their designs transformed into real in-game treasures.
This means you’ll get the chance to steal a treasure designed by a fellow Sly fan, no matter whether you decide to play the PS Vita or the PS3 version.
And as you may remember, Sly is coming to both platforms at the same time.
You’ve probably seen the news: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time doesn’t just mark Sly Cooper’s first full-length adventure on the PS3 – it’ll be his first appearance on PlayStation Vita as well. We invited Thieves in Time’s Lead Designer Matt Kraemer and Sanzaru CEO Glen Egan into the studio for a deep conversation about bringing Sly, Murray, Carmelita, and the gang to PS3 and PS Vita in yesterday’s edition of the PlayStation Blogcast (click here to listen). But maybe you just wanna see what Sly looks like on PS Vita. We understand.
So here’s a video of Greg demoing some of the PS Vita-specific features you’ll find when Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time drops this Fall: