The beta will begin January 18th for PlayStation Plus members and closed beta testers. Access will then be granted to Uncharted 3 players, and then finally the rest of PSN. The dates are as follows:
January 18: All PlayStation Plus subscribers and all Private Beta participants (who haven’t erased their original Beta files).
February 1: Uncharted 3 guys, you will receive an email on how to access the beta. In order to get this email you’ll have had to redeemed your Online Network Pass found inside the boxed copy and made sure you’ve opted into receiving marketing emails.
February 22: Everyone with a PlayStation Network account.
EGM’s TAKE: Fans have waited a long time for this spiritual successor, so hopefully the game will live up to player expectations when thrust into the public domain.