PS Plus & Vita Owners Get Early Access
Sony has announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to participate in a multiplayer beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from this Wednesday, with regular PSN members getting access the following week. Brilliantly, Vita owners can also get involved from tomorrow, whether or not they're a Plus member. More details below.
"The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta will kick off for PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 3 on 17th October and then expand to everyone from 24th October through PlayStation Store," reads a new bulletin on the EU PlayStation Blog.
"What’s more, as a special treat, PS Vita users will be able dive right into the multiplayer beta starting tomorrow – no Plus subscription required. The beta will support Cross-Play, so PS3 and PS Vita owners will be able to fight with and against each other."
Here are the details:
- You’ll be able to play as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa and Fat Princess.
- You’ll be able to play in both the Metropolis and Hades stages.
- You’ll be able to try out four-player online tournaments and 2 vs 2 online tournaments. For the 2 vs 2 games we’ll be supporting friend invites, so you and a friend can fight another team online.
It'll be interesting to see whether PSASBR has improved since Brendan and Matt played it at Gamescom 2012... and found it sorely lacking.