Q1. What is a network test?
A network test is a technical test performed while a game is still in the development phase.
Tests like these, where a limited number of participants perform large-scale testing using online connections, are called "network tests."
The testers agree to help with a variety of tests in exchange for being able to play the game before anyone else.
To help improve the game. we ask testers to report any bugs or issues they may encounter while playing the game.
Q2. Is a network test the same thing as a demo version of the game?
The network test version of the game is not a demo version.
It uses game data that is still in development, and is used for the purpose of finding bugs or errors.
Testers should expect to encounter these kinds of issues while playing, and be prepared for the possibility that they won't be able to play the game to their satisfaction.
Q3. Is the network test version the same as the commercial version of the game?
The network test version only includes some features of the commercial version.
In addition, some of the game's specifications may differ from those of the commercial version.
Please refer to the Game Guide for information about the content that is playable during the network test.
Q4. Does it cost money to participate in a network test?
There is no charge for participation in a network test.
However, participants are responsible for their own Internet connection fees or other costs related to network play.
Q5. What is required to participate in a network test?
Participants must have a PlayStation®3 and related peripherals, as well as an Internet connection.
* Participants are responsible for their own Internet connection fees, etc.
Q6. Who can participate in a network test?
Anyone who meets all of the following requirements can enter.
1. They must have a PlayStation®3 and related peripherals
2. Their PlayStation®3 must have a consistent Internet connection
3. They must have a Sony Entertainment Network account
4. They must actively participate in the tests and report any bugs or errors they encounter
Q7. When are the network tests going to be held?
Network tests will only be performed at the following times and dates.
9:00pm to 10:00pm JST on October 1st, 2013 (Tuesday)
UTC: 19-21 / BST (UTC+1): 20-22 / CEST (UTC+2): 21-23 on October 12th, 2013 (Saturday)
GMT: 07-10 AM / GMT+1: 08-11 AM on 27 October 2013 (Sunday)
GMT: 07-10 AM / GMT+1: 08-11 AM on 10 November 2013 (Sunday)
However, due to factors such as server maintenance or malfunctions, it may not be possible to play at these times.
You can check server information on this website.
* Depending on when each participant is selected, they may not be able to participate in all of the tests.
* The number of testers will increase each time a test is held. You may not be able to start with the test you desire.
Q8. Can I participate in the network test from my home?
Yes, you can log in and play from your home.
People who have been selected as testers will be given codes that allow them to download the game data.
Q9. How do I get the game data that will be used in the network tests?
Participants will download the game data from the PlayStation®Store using a special product code.
After a rigorous selection process, the people who have been selected will be notified by email.
* The network test version of the game requires approximately 3.7GB of free space. Please ensure that you have enough space on your hard disk.
Q10. Is it okay to publish what I experience during the network test?
The Network Test Play Agreement forbids participants from publicly releasing images, video or other content from the network test via the Internet or any other media.
Q11. Can I use my data from the network test with the commercial version of the game?
Play data and save data from the network test cannot be carried over to the commercial version of the game.
Q12. How long will you be recruiting network test participants?
The entry deadline is 23:59 (UTC+2) on October 7, 2013 (Monday).
Q13. I applied to be a tester, but I wasn't selected. Does that mean that I can never take part in a network test?
There will be two different drawings to select testers.
If you are not selected in one drawing, you will automatically be entered in any subsequent drawings.
However, to qualify you must enter via the PlayStation®Store by the deadline 23:59 (UTC+2) on October 7, 2013 (Monday).