As announced today by Eric Monacelli (a Community Strategist that works for Naughty Dog) over at the official Playstation Blog, Uncharted 3's multiplayer goes free-to-play today. This comes with a few catches, however, such as a level 15 cap. That said, the game will keep track of any experience you obtain after the limit, so that if you choose to unlock, you will be given every ounce of experience you had earned.
There are a number of diferent things you can choose to unlock if you enjoy the free-to-play version of the game. The full list is as follows:
UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Co-op Adventure Add On – Unlocks Co-Op Adventure mode including the Fort Adventure DLC
UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Co-op Arena Add On – Unlocks to gain access to the Co-Op Arena Playlist including the Co-Op Shade Survival Mode DLC for UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Free to Play
UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Competitive MP (No Level Limit) – Removes the level cap for UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Free to Play
UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Competitive MP (Level 25 Limit) – Removes the Level 15 cap and allows you to play UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Free to Play up to Level 25
UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Split Screen Add On – Unlocks Co-Op Adventure mode including the Fort Adventure DLC
UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer DLC Map Packs – Unlocks all three DLC map packs released for UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception. Includes Flashback Map Pack 1, Flashback Map Pack 2, and Drake’s Deception Map Pack
UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Single Player Experience – Uncover the Truth. Unlock the Single Player campaign.
With the last bit in mind, Mr. Monacelli goes on to state that if you enjoy the multiplayer experience and want the full version, the best deal would be to pick up the Game of the Year edition, as it contains all co-op modes, all 12 maps, and over 40 character skins as well as the full Uncharted 3 experience.
So if you've been curious about Naughty Dog's multiplayer aspect of the games, but haven't really been interested in the single player mode, you can download the free game today from the Playstation Store. Happy gaming!