SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta this month

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2011 1:00pm PST

SOCOM 4 developer Zipper Interactive has revealed the PlayStation 3-exclusive shooter's multiplayer beta schedule, a multi-step program that will see it rolled out gradually to ever-larger groups from March 15.

Initially, it'll be private for select "eligible players," who'll soon be contacted if they're one of the lucky ones. On March 22, PlayStation Plus subscribers get in. Come March 29, it'll open to everyone with a code from Killzone 3. Finally, on April 5, it'll become an open beta, freely available to everyone on the PlayStation Network.

The beta will contain two maps and the game's four multiplayer modes. It'll shut down on April 13, in advance of the game's April 19 launch.

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