Naughty Dog’s going to new levels with Uncharted 3 when it comes to social media. “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,” said Christophe Balestra, Naughty Dog co-founder. YouTube is also being utilized.
At the start menu, players can view a “feed” that shows all their Facebook friends on PSN, and we’ll be notified if they’ve posted any updates or videos.
What Naughty Dog’s trying to accomplish is for Uncharted 3 players to interact often with their Facebook friends just as they do with their PSN buddies. “You can talk to them and you can invite them to your party,” Balestra said. Also, players can post videos of their multiplayer matches providing they are less than 90 seconds long. Each multiplayer session is stored on the hard drive of the PS3, and simply going into video file will allow you to edit as neccessary. You can add voice to a character, move the camera around, and share the video. Your friends can even assist with editing.
As for YouTube videos, the best stuff uploaded have the chance to be featured on Uncharted TV, and you won’t need to do much in terms of uploading, as there’s a direct YouTube link in the game’s features.
These guys are not messing around.
Thanks, USA Today.