The public beta test for Killzone 3 starts on October 25, and Kotaku's got the low-down on how to get in. First step: Pay for PlayStation Plus.
Yes, with the exception of some media partners and some PAX feedback participants, only folks who pay for Sony's premium PlayStation Plus service will gain access to the public beta trial of Killzone 3. It's not something I'd buy PlayStation Plus for, but I'm sure there are some Killzone fans out there willing to shell out some dough for an early shot.
Once you've paid your way into Plus, you'll have to download an exclusive Killzone 4 XMB theme. The first 5,000 PlayStation Plus subscribers in the U.S. and Europe will gain access to the beta.
After that, just wait until October 25 for an email containing your promotion code.
So who among you is willing to play to get into the beta?
In this video Guerrilla Games' Steven Ter Heide walks us through what it's like to play Killzone 3 with the PS3's Move controller. He also talks us through some of the design decisions for the motion-control option. Of course, if you'd rather play through the game using your Dualshock, that's supported too.
What Guerrilla Games hasn't decided yet is whether while playing online players using Move will be able to take on players using the Dualshock. They need to make sure there's no unfair advantage either way, they say.
To be quite honest I think motion controlling for a game this detailed and ranged is way too difficult and takes your attention away from the game and makes you focus too much on your hands and your movements.