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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood beta goes live for ALL PlayStation Plus subscribers

Early beta access is among the many incentives promised by the PlayStation Plus service. And that makes it easy to see why adopters of the program would expect automatic access to the PS3 exclusive Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood multiplayer beta. Unfortunately, many eager AC fans didn’t see the fine print: Only “select” Plus subscribers would be granted early access Needless to say, much anger ensued…. And rightfully so, especially since a Plus membership was only half the price of entry; you had to pre-order the game from select (there's that word again) retailers, too. Ouch…


Above: The gate's are open! EVERYONE get in here

So, good news for that jilted lot today! You can all throw away any uncompleted drafts of death threats to Ubisoft, and we encourage you to put out all fires set on or near your PlayStation 3. Ubisoft and Sony have made things right with their fans following Tuesday’s backlash and opened up the Brotherhood beta to ALL PlayStation Plus subscribers, regardless of preorder. Man, gotta love the disparity in the comments on the PlayStation Blog between Tuesday and today:

Above: PlayStation fans feel things just a little harder. What a difference 48 hours makes

I know three days can seem like an eternity on the internet, but I still think it’s worth applauding both companies for reacting so well, so quickly. Whether it was all part of the plan or a snap response due to massive community outcry, THIS is how a premium subscription service should work.

Oct 8, 2010

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PS3 beta delayed, Ubisoft doesn't have much to say about it
Unfinished version of game not quite finished yet

 

 

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is no 2.5
So huge, the devs say it could have been AC III

 

 

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood multiplayer beta only available to GameStop PS3 pre-orderers
Anticipated multiplayer beta will not be available for Xbox 360 or PC

 

 

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9 comments

  • Robx - October 9, 2010 3:09 p.m.

    @NightlordKrusnik No, I mean, look at the picture of the comments. Tuesday-5; Friday-8; but the comments on Friday were from Thursday-7.
  • reaperman22 - October 9, 2010 4:45 a.m.

    oh goody now there should be more people on so less time waiting to find a match, that's been my only problem with the beta so far
  • RabidCabbage - October 8, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    I've been playing it on EU PSN for ages. It distracts me from thinking about not being able to buy Castle Crashers, still.
  • Babzors - October 8, 2010 9:27 p.m.

    what do they have against 360 owners? i'm actually excited about this one and no beta for non ps3 owners.. booh :(
  • Cleanser247 - October 8, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    I wonder how well this game will turn out, and I really enjoyed Assassins Creed 2.
  • NightlordKrusnik - October 8, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    @Robx: It was released yesterday, if you have a PS3 check the What's New section
  • oneshotfinch - October 8, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    PS+ had treated me well. I've got Tomb Raider, Street Figther 2THDR, Wipeout HD, LBP, Kula World, All 5 Sam and Max episodes for free, FOREVER. As well as the Brotherhood beta and the KZ2 beta on the way (admittedly that's also open only to the first 10,000 who download a KZ3 theme when the store updates next week but at least it's given to those who really want it rather than just random people) Oh and Chris you said that people have to preorder AND have PS+ for the beta. If you meet either condition you get in.
  • KaiokenKid - October 8, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    My Main worry with Plus is that im afraid if I subscribe that SONY will stop making efforts to really make it worth it. I mean, SONY hasnt been the greatest at fullfilling promises this gen.
  • Robx - October 8, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    I cracked up with the comments, but the 7th was Thursday.

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