Killzone 3 multiplayer goes free

Sony has announced that the multiplayer component of Killzone 3 will be made available as a free, standalone download.

Revealed on the latest episode of Sony's Blogcast and reported by CVG, the download will contain all the game's multiplayer maps, but progress will be capped at an unspecified level.

This naturally means that skills and weapons unlocked beyond the cap will be unavailable. When the cap is reached, players can unlock the full multiplayer component for $14.99.

The move has only been confirmed for US players at present; we've sought confirmation from SCEE and will update when we hear more.