Far Cry 3 multiplayer beta announced

Two week testing period on consoles this Summer.

Far Cry 3's multiplayer modes get a beta dry run on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this Summer, publisher Ubisoft has announced.

It will run for two weeks, offering 16-player matches, six classes, and multiple maps and modes. Sorry PC gamers, it appears you're sitting this one out.

Full details of how you can grab an invitation have not yet been announced, however, US gamers can guarantee their inclusion by picking up Ghost Recon: Future Soldier from GameStop on 22nd May.

You can also register on the game's Facebook page for a chance to pick up one of 500 keys, with other hand-out initiatives to be announced in due course.

For more on the latest entry in Ubi's FPS franchise, stroll on over to Eurogamer's recent Far Cry 3 preview or check out the trailer below.

Far Cry 3 trailer reveals pre-order bonuses

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