If you're into shooters and you plan on playing both Killzone 3 and SOCOM 4 , we have good news.
Zipper Interactive will be conducting a beta test for the latest SOCOM installment, and fans have been wondering how to gain access. Well, we know of at least one way: buy Killzone 3 . Zipper's Chris Roper made this clear in speaking to IndustryGamers :
"To get early access to the beta, look for the SOCOM 4 callout on the front of all eligible copies of Killzone 3 (including both the standalone and Helghast Editions). Inside the box you’ll find a PSN code that you’ll be able to redeem for your early access as soon as the beta goes live. To find out when the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta begins, be sure to check back at SOCOM.com once you pick up your copy of Killzone 3, hitting shelves on February 22nd."
By the way, both games will be compatible with PlayStation Move, so if you like how Move works with one, you might be more inclined to try it with the other. We suggest grabbing that official rifle accessory if you plan to give it a try. Although KZ3 and SOCOM 4 are bound to be very different experiences, fans of the genre should appreciate both for various reasons.
For now, SOCOM 4 is slated to release some time in April; we'll let you know when they solidify a release date. We'll also let you know when they've offered other ways of getting into the beta.