At Least One Good Thing Came Out of the PlayStation Network Attack, An Uncharted Thing

This November's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, will have LAN support. And you can thank the folks who hacked the PlayStation Network for that.

This is the deal: The developers at Uncharted studio Naughty Dog were making a game that would include a three-person co-op mode and a 10-person multiplayer mode that they're very proud of. They're so proud of this that they're excited to give away a full version of Uncharted 3's multiplayer with the purchase of various Subway products—a version that will run for a month before the game is released.

But you can't work on your three-person co-op and 10-person competitive multiplayer modes very well when the PlayStation Network is down for one week, two weeks, three weeks...

What do do? The game's co-lead designer, Jacob Minkoff told me today that they built in LAN support. Just to keep work going. The happy result? We get it to. LAN will be in the final game. Thank the hack for that.

I'll have much more about Uncharted 3 in the coming days. The game's looking very good here at E3.