At Least One Good Thing Came Out Of The PSN Attack, An Uncharted Thing

This November's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, will have LAN support. And you can thank the folks who hacked the PlayStation Network for that.

This is the deal: The developers at Uncharted studio Naughty Dog were making a game that would include a three-person co-op mode and a 10-person multiplayer mode that they're very proud of. They're so proud of this that they're excited to give away a full version of Uncharted 3's multiplayer with the purchase of various Subway products - a version that will run for a month before the game is released.

But you can't work on your three-person co-op and 10-person competitive multiplayer modes very well when the PlayStation Network is down for one week, two weeks, three weeks...

What do do? The game's co-lead designer, Jacob Minkoff told me today that they built in LAN support. Just to keep work going. The happy result? We get it to. LAN will be in the final game. Thank the hack for that.

I'll have much more about Uncharted 3 in the coming days. The game's looking very good here at E3.


    So who do we hack to get dedicated servers back as a industry staple feature?

      Haha nice one.

    That's a truly funny, happy thing! I have to say, online play in something like Red Dead worked pretty well with two PS3s in the same house, but I imagine with 3 or 4 or more, it'd start to suck.

    Are you listening Turn-10 Studios?? Put LAN play back into Forza for the new release please!

    Plus it means that if/when PSN gets hacked and goes down again, we can keep playing Uncharted multiplayer. Now that's planning ahead!

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