PlayStation platform holder Sony has confirmed that the beta for what could be PS3's biggest game of 2011 will only be available to those signed up to PSN+ – the premium subscription arm of the PSN network.
It was only a matter of time until a particularly juicy carrot like this was dangled in front of PS3 owners.
The beta, which will go live on October 25th, will only be available to the first 10,000 PAL PSN+ subscribers who download the Killzone 3 XMB theme from the PSN+ section of the PlayStation Store.
It will be available from October 14th.
Killzone 3 looks likely to be a commercial smash for Sony in 2011. As well as featuring the series' trademark gritty sci-fi single player campaign it will also boast extensive online functionality and, for the first time in the series, stereoscopic 3D support.