Ratchet & Clank: QForce Beta Opens To PS Plus Members


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)
  • Leaderboards

QForce_Balkai_Hover_Boss QForce_Phoenix_Space

If you want to refresh your memory on how awesome this new Ratchet and Clank game is, check out our Gamescom trailer here:

The game will release later this year and this is the perfect opportunity to help make it even MORE amazing.

Head over to the PS Plus section now for a chance to take part in the beta!

3 Author replies

Awesome! :) Thank you Insomniac!


So how do we apply? Go to the PS Plus section of the store?

why only PS+ members ? i was going to buy this game just like i bought the PS3’s HD collection on day one but i swear i will not now because of this exclusivity [DELETED].

Carnivius_Prime 29 August, 2012 @ 16:08

Some? I hope I’m some. I love R&C and still annoyed we haven’t had All 4 One as a Plus freebie like the US have. Still playing through the PS2HD trilogy though. :)

stargateheaven 29 August, 2012 @ 16:09

I can’t see it anywhere on the store…

Renegade_Rocks 29 August, 2012 @ 16:10

Hmmm…so is this just for a few? First come , first serve? Where to find it on the store?

Oh wow.. this would be incredible. Not sure how we apply though :S

strangepenguin 29 August, 2012 @ 16:12

is it for vita and ps3 the beta?

hello please where is Home news ?????


I seem to be getting more hyped for each new game in this series. And besides All4One, the hype was validated :p Can’t wait to play traditional R&C in co op.

reel_big_kris 29 August, 2012 @ 16:22

Looking forward to this. Would love to offer some help but can’t find it on the PS Plus section. Any help?

CookieMcCrumble 29 August, 2012 @ 16:24

Can’t find it either, guess I’m not one of the chosen few :/

Unless I’m just being blind on the store.

guys just wait, store is not updated yet

reel_big_kris 29 August, 2012 @ 16:34


PS Plus gives sony the financial funding to offer services and content. A public beta is a massive thing to pull off and respect to insomniac for going that route. PS Plus is actually damn good value for money and you get things like this!

Harsh that you should feel the need to cancel buying a game because of this. But it’s cool, feel free to ignore it, myself and many others will be buying it and have a ton of fun… No doubt if you feel this strongly, you’ll also buy on release anyway :)

The post says 4pm GMT, that’s 25 mins time, the UK is currently on GMT+1, so it won’t be there yet. Store hasn’t even updated for today yet either so could be even later.

Looking forward to trying it out, big fan of the series.


Big shout! But as others have said, where is it? lol or does it only appear if you have been selected?

Erica Doddato 29 August, 2012 @ 16:40

Hi All,

We had a small delay in publishing the Beta. We’ve put it live now so it should start to appear in the PS Plus/Exclusive section in few minutes.
Apologies for this.

@wiipass:beta’s for my plus isn’t exactly a new thing, if you wanted beta that much you’d already have plus.

CookieMcCrumble 29 August, 2012 @ 16:46

Thanks for the info Erica.

looks like no beta access for me and i was looking forward to it

Erica Doddato 29 August, 2012 @ 16:55

Hi Nukester,
The Beta has just gone live and it takes some time for the Plus Section to update. Try to log out and back in in a few minutes.


nukester – keep checking the psplus page on the store! I’m not sure it’s been updated yet, so there’s still a chance

So have they all gone already, or am i just unlucky in getting in?

… to some lucky PS Plus members …

What does that mean?

someone let us know if they grabbed the beta yet

plus membership is not for me,i paid £40 for it the moment it came out but lost all interest 4 months later. i’m not willing to waste another £40 on something which is not for me just so i can access beta’s. any game that will have beta for PS+ members only will be taking off of my buy list.simple as that.

reel_big_kris 29 August, 2012 @ 16:59

No luck on this end yet… The store is updated though…Oh spelunky HD is half price for plus members? thankyou!

reel_big_kris 29 August, 2012 @ 17:02


Agree 100% with you on the moment it came out… it was awful, games were low in quality and there was not enough reason to have it… However, with the instant game collection building, retro grade for free at launch and building the content for plus subscribers in a manner which means I don’t have enough time to play EVERYTHING!… It’s better than it was.

I hope you reconsider your purchase, if it’s a great game you should not refuse to buy it because you didn’t have early access to it? Buy it if it’s good, if its crap, don’t buy it.


got it! Thank you so much Sony and Insomniac!

Sweet, started to download! It’s in the Exclusives section of PS+. Looking forward to testing this out.


Its up, under freebies

The beta is up now guys.

ShadowhunterrX 29 August, 2012 @ 17:09

Got it :p !


Its up!


SWEET! Thanks guys and gals! Looking forward to trying it out!


Finally it’s up. Me and my friend have been camping on the store fore the past half hour for it. Sure it’ll be worth it.

Now to just wait for it to download.

got it !! thanks guys can’t wait to try it

got mine thanks Insomniac and Sony


downloading mine atm thx 1460MB

So where is the free Stardust for PSP that was prommissed?

Carnivius_Prime 29 August, 2012 @ 17:13

Yay! It’s there! Downloading. :)

downloading now.
for those still looking, i found it in the exclusives section of the PS plus area.

reel_big_kris 29 August, 2012 @ 17:15

Got it! Thanks Insomiac!

off for a film night, by the time i come back, it should have downloaded! :D… Is there an N.D.A? Or can i show game play footage on YouTube?

Awesome got mine :)
I hope this is more like a crack in time and less like all 4 one!

Just got mine downloading now……just hope it’s worth it…..

dogwalker4000 29 August, 2012 @ 17:24

Installing PES demo…NOOOOOOO!

dogwalker4000 29 August, 2012 @ 17:27

WOOHOO! Got mine downloading now, panic over :D

i’m on my fourth attempt at installing the beta.
i keep getting errors.

did you test this before you put it up?

what am i saying, this is scee, of course you didn’t.

on the fourth attempt it worked, lucky that, because there wasn’t gonna be a fifth.


Just played the BETA
today is a good day if your a plus member,
I will say this tho its different to any ratchet and clank game I’ve played and I’ve played them all. At first I didn’t like it but this could be the game of the year and the online is fun, I hope this game does really well I will pick it up thanks you guys good luck with the game :)

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