Speaking to NowGamer vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe Michael Denny has revealed that Sony is looking at plans for bringing 3G options to NGP
This is not news. Back in January they said the NGP will be availbe in 2 options: Non 3G and 3G models.
in terms of MP...its believed that MP will be done through wi-fi...the 3G would be for D/L games/apps...accessing the internet and so on they are looking at all options as the interview states...so we'll see what they decide to implement
3G multiplayer would surely be expensive and a strain on the network. Will be cool to see how it pans out.
Yeah, 3G would be hard on the network if it's gonna be used for online multiplayer. It'll most likely be just for downloading apps/games. However, I'd love to be able to play online multiplayer anywhere. Would be sick!
3g multiplayer wuld be a lagfest tbh, trying to play online via a mobile network.. no thanks lol i'll be getting the non 3g model most likely anyway
3G MP will be there as was said before. It is one of the major goals of the device. However, I'd like to see what latency 3G introduces to online play. Technically it is no different than WiFi. All the App/Game sees is an IP connection. The rest is simple handled by the OS.
So currently you can't play online games on the go, only with Wifi? Which means online gaming can only really be played at home, which no one would do since they could just play their PS3. Looks like one of the biggest draws of the NGP got taken away :( @MintBerryCrunch Those still require you to remain in the same place meaning you can't play online "on-the-go" which it what I'm getting at. And I doubt anyone will bother hunting down a rare free hotspot just to play their NGP.
i guess you never heard of wi-fi hotspots edit: who plays games on the go?? that argument is weak imo...if im walking somewhere...my attention is on where im going...once i get there is when i put my focus towards gaming
Haha I know right? Especially these days walking around with an NGP around your most likely gonna dropt it, get it stolen, or lose it. I will only play it at home.
As a passenger in a car? Bus? Any kind of public transportation without a hot spot?
I just literally had a heart attack after reading that! Cannot wait for the NGP xD
I wonder how far the wi-fi will be.. Like 100 feet radius to a hotspot?
If multiplayer can be done well with 3G i say go ahead. Would be awesome to be in the middle of nowhere and play a game online with a bunch of friends.
well I guess it makes sense... 3G gaming on NGP would probably use a crap ton of data...
3G multiplayer. Sounds expensive for the gamer although smartphones and tablets do this already dont they?
Actually, 3G gaming is really cheap if they allow you to use the same SIM card that you have in your phone. Here in Finland limitless 3G (HSPA+ 21mbit) costs 13,95€/month, which is capable of pings in the range of 45-75ms. So no, 3G gaming isn´t expensive.
But you realized in North America they rape your wallet when it comes to 3G internet, right? Big companies in North America exploit people over internet and act like it's a non-renewable source, while in other places of the world, their is control over this. Edit: Finlandians are gonna have a field day with the NGP when it's released. :P
In New Zealand we dont have limitless plans. I wreckon it would cost $20-40 per month to play over 3G. And that would depend on your usage. NGP is going to be costly as you'll need a second sim and plan cause its not a phone as well.
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