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Out Today: PlayStation Plus SOCOM 4 Beta (Global)

Posted by James Newton

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Members of Sony's premium PlayStation Plus subscription service can Move onto the battlefield from today, as the multiplayer beta for SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe) is now live on the PlayStation Store.

The beta is fully compatible with PlayStation Move, so you can enjoy all the free-look shooting action you can handle.

As if that wasn't enough, each day will reveal a new game mode, with Zipper sharing the schedule for the next week:

· Tuesday (3/22) – Suppression, Classic Suppression, Scrum (Custom), Community Day Classic (Custom)
· Wednesday (3/23) – Uplink, Classic Uplink, Suppression, Classic Suppression
· Thursday (3/24) – Last Defense, Classic Last Defense, Uplink, Classic Uplink
· Friday (3/25) – Bomb Squad (LINK:, Classic Bomb Squad, Last Defense, Classic Last Defense
· Saturday (3/26) – Sniper Alley (Custom), Last Defense Run ‘n Gun (Custom), Bomb Squad, Classic Bomb Squad
· Sunday (3/27) – Scrum (Custom), Community Day Classic (Custom), Sniper Alley (Custom), Last Defense Run ‘n Gun (Custom)
· Monday (3/28) – Suppression, Classic Suppression, Scrum (Custom), Community Day Classic (Custom)

If you're a PlayStation Plus member, it's your time to join the battle now.


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User Comments (5)



lipnox said:

Im now a ps plus person so I may check out the beta this weekend.



din_djinn said:

Just keep in mind, while initially the download is about 750 MB, if I recall, that is followed by a small patch, then another 1500+ MB download.

But I do think it's worth it. This is my kind of game, and it's always nice to try before you buy. In limited play, I didn't experience any problems.



lipnox said:

yeah 2.25 gb might be a bit much to download, I think i'll just rent the game when it comes out.



Swolern said:

Trust me this game is worth every second of download that it needs! I played the beta with the sharpshooter and in 3D and holy crap it blew my freaking socks off how good it looked & played ! I didn't think a 3rd person shooter would work well with move or in 3d, but man was I wrong. This has to be the best looking ps3 3d game to date with beautiful 3d graphics and a solid framerate that never dipped down below 30FPS. Better than KZ3! Sharpshooter still had it's difficulty with navigating but a new move control "quick turn" helped, just need to practice to get good with it. But sharpshooter is oh so fun & satisfying to shoot someone with online.



GoldenCannon said:

I've downloaded the beta but haven't tried it out yet. Been very busy playing Killzone 3 online with Move Sharpshooter, currently ranked Colonel. My best kill to death ratio in any match was 22:4. I would not even get anywhere close to this ratio if I was playing with the Dualshock. The Move sharpshooter is hands down the winner in FPS games like Killzone and upcoming Socom.

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