Insomniac's highly anticipated FPS sequel, Resistance 2, has gone gold and launches its multiplayer beta today in North America. The Chimera's second PS3 invasion will support up to 60 players online in its multiplayer mode, including an eight player co-op mode.
Users who qualified for the beta through GameStop pre-orders and QORE subscribers can look forward to the following content, directly stated from the Playstation.Blog:
The Beta will include competitive maps from three locations in the game. These maps include 60-, 40-, and 20-player maps from Orick, 40- and 20-player maps from Chicago, and the 10-Player map Sub Docks (Bay Area). New modes Skirmish and Core control will be supported, along with Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. The co-op portion of the beta will focused on Orick, and will support randomization of your play-path. Both co-op and competitive will support matchmaking and class/character progression up to level 10. This will allow unlocking of new equipment, upgrades and berserks for character customization.
The beta for the title's community website will be going live tonight. Sony has provided the image above to give players "an idea on just how big just the online coop campaign mode is". Resistance 2 is exclusive for the Playstation 3.