I’m sure some of you read the title of this article and said “yea I’ve seen it before” since Just Cause 2 had the Youtube feature and the PS3 incorporates Facebook into one’s PSN profile. However, this type of incorporation is different. Uncharted 3, upon boot up, will have social media site integration already in the game. In fact, Naughty Dog co-president, Christophe Balestra, isn’t shy to prove how this feature is truly different. “I don’t think anyone else has gone to that level to bring Facebook within the game. People usually do it the other way around. We are the first ones who are doing this.”
Once you reach the main menu of Uncharted 3, you’ll instantly be able to view a feed that keeps track of both Facebook and PSN friends and what they’re doing. Then once you actually get in-game, whether playing singleplayer or multiplayer, you can take screenshots and videos and post them to Facebook or Youtube without leaving the game’s menu. What’s sure to please EVERYONE is this features’ reward for others besides one’s self. Let’s say someone just beat an Uncharted 3 level and they want to post their thoughts/experiences on Facebook. Once they do (directly from the game), the first people to like or comment on the post will receive and in-game item. No definitive details were given on what the prizes are or to what extent they’ll last, but an opportunity like this seems to be once in a lifetime. Mr. Balestra exclaimed something very similar.
“Our goal for Facebook is to really make sure you can interact with your Facebook friends the way you interact with your PSN friends. You can talk to them and you can invite them to your party. You are going to see icons of people’s faces and their real names. So right away it is going to feel bigger.”
Hold on Uncharted fans; don’t drown yourself in drool quite yet. We haven’t even touched upon the Youtube aspect of this integration. Each multiplayer game played on Uncharted 3 will be stored on the gamer’s PS3 hard drive. Think of Black Ops’ Theater Mode except the gameplay is stored on the console’s memory. The gamer can then sculpt a video up to 90 seconds from those stored matches and edit the video file in a sense. You can move the camera in any direction, add your voice to the mix, and even share/transfer the video to friends so they can add their own magic. Once it’s all said and done, you can upload the video file directly to your Youtube account. Don’t worry gamers; you won’t have to figure out the complicated procedure to upload videos to Youtube like you did with Black Ops.
You drowning in drool yet?