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Far Cry 3 kicks off a two-week closed beta this summer on PS3, Xbox 360


GameStop PowerUp Rewards members who pick up Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on May 22 at, well, GameStop, will receive a code to participate in a planned closed multiplayer beta for Far Cry 3, Ubisoft announced today. The beta will kick off this summer and last two weeks on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

If you don't want to buy Ghost Recon, Ubisoft will also be giving away 500 codes through Facebook. It sounds like this is going to be a pretty big beta, so best of luck to those looking for entry. Ubisoft will announce the specific window for Far Cry 3's closed beta at a later date.

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SAN FRANCISCO - May 17, 2012 - Today, Ubisoft® announced details for the Far Cry® 3 Multiplayer Beta, which will run for two weeks this summer on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

In the multiplayer beta, up to sixteen simultaneous players per match will have the opportunity to choose from six playable classes and will able to experience online action within multiple maps and modes – including the innovative Firestorm mode. Dozens of weapons with hundreds of upgrades and customizations will also be available. Gameplay includes teamplay-focused experiences with support points and weapons, as well as the ability for all classes to revive fallen teammates. Zip-lining, combat sliding, psyche gas and barrel bombs are just some of the gameplay elements that can be experienced when playing.

The closed beta will be accessible by invitation only. With the purchase of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier™ from GameStop retail outlets on May 22, 2012, GameStop® PowerUp Rewards™ members will receive an invitation code to be redeemed at: The site will be live on May 22 and validate the invitation code provided exclusively at GameStop. Players can choose to play on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Once the beta is live, players will be e-mailed their actual code which they will enter through their console of choice.

Consumers may also choose to enter via Facebook for a chance to win one of five hundred beta keys at: Consumers that have entered on Facebook and won a beta code will receive an e-mail notification when the beta launches this summer.

Beta keys will also be distributed through Ubisoft social channels such as,, along with partner social channels and community and media websites.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry 3 is slated to be released in North America on September 4, 2012. For more information on Far Cry 3, please visit
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About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010–11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.039 billion euros. To learn more, please visit

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