Sony have announced that games bought for the Vita which support Crossplay, (multiplayer gaming between the PS3 and Vita), will only need to be purchased once in order to get both platform’s versions.
Could someone explain this Wipeout-Statement for me? "If you purchase WipEout 2048 and you already own WipEout HD and the HD Fury DLC on PS3, you will be able to download them for free when they launch on PS Vita later this spring." EDIT: Nevermind the source of the source makes clear that they are talking about the DLC being free for VITA later on.
*Colleen bows to one knee* Thank you Sony. If you buy a ps vita you can move to the best city. Sony equals GLORIOUSITY This has been the best news since lactose free milk
great news indeed. What would be EVEN better is if the Vita can support digital copies of movies. It sucked that the PSP wasnt supported but ipad/phone/pod's were. So say you buy a bluray movie (lets use a sony one for example) and it offers digital copy. You should be able to use that digital copy on the vita. Can anyone who has a vita confirm if that is possible? edit: i know sony movies supported the psp but other movies that have digital copies did not. Something to do with the DRM so that is what I am most curious about. The vita is the latest and greatest and should support all current DRM methods that even the ipad supports. Just a thought.
Thats some pretty damn good news. However half of the stuff is worded quite badly. It isn't wrong, just difficult to understand. Atleast I dont have to buy some of the games twice :D
This is really great. Hopefully more games do this.
So let's see of I can get these clear ... I own wipeout. Hd on the ps3 got it from my ps plus does that mean I can go and download wipeout for ps vita that I own ?
No it does not, but it sounds a bit like that. It's just weirdly worded. What it means is, that if you buy Wipeout VITA and already have Wipeout HD AND the Fury DLC, you can download the HD/Fury-DLC for VITA which will come out later this spring for free.
Got it !!! Thank you that was clear and easy to get ... Even tho. I like the sound of my Idea lol it would be a great move for Sony but then again would cut the sales of some vita games of they did do that
I wonder whether this is a "rule" or whether it's down to individual publishers to decide. I notice ultimate marvel vs capcom ISN'T in this category? (only the dlc). If this actually happens then it's brilliant news and very well done Sony. Edit: after re-reading I think UMvsC isn't supported because maybe it doesn't offer cross play. Can anybody confirm? I guess that means RPGs like FFX won't be included. That's a shame
I can't confirm XPlat play for UMvC 3 but I know SFxTekken is supposed to. But I highly doubt Capcom would give free vita copies of their games. maybe at a discount through a SEN code on new PS3 copies but that's it. I think this is just for sony games and a select 3rd party number of games.
Great stuff. I hope loads of games do this, single player and multiplayer alike. Will be fantastic for RPG's, play through some scenario at home- a little grinding at lunchtime to pass the time- fantastic.
I foresee alot of ps3 releases in the future being cross platform compatible.. I'm really excited about the prospects of this feature..
this is the work of FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!
Oh god that show was amazing..
you should go watch the live action movie. .....Its terrible xD
I have zero interest in handhelds personally. That being said I have been following this issue and I have very happy that this is the outcome. This is the right thing to do.
Issue? How is crossplay an issue.
Well I suppose I could have been more specific, friend. So allow me to expand on what I said. I've seen many people expressing their concerns as to whether or not they would have to buy ps3ta(get it) games twice to play them on both platforms. I have no interest in the handheld personally, but I am glad for the people that were concerned with this issue. My initial reaction was that you knew exactly what I meant when I used the word "issue". That you were simply trolling. I have given you the benefit of the doubt.
I see what you mean, i just mis-interpreted what you were saying as in i though you were saying Crossplay is an Issue, rather than How crossplay is handled is the issue.
Word...... lol :)
So... I'll be able to find FFX HD on the cheaper platform with the better deal and buy that version? But play with both? **** yes
I thought so but after reading it I think the answer is no. It would seem to be only for cross play games. Ie. cross platform multiplayer. As FFX is single player as I understand it won't be included in this offer.
I wonder how third party relations are with this in place, this will be cool to have for the ports. Mortal kombat, street fighter x tekken, littlebigplanet ect.
amazing news. This is swaying me towards buying one.
The Vita semi-launched in the States on the 15th. I say that because the First Edition bundles were released. Last night was the first time I finally caved to sleeping after having been up non stop since just after midnight on the 14th when I grabbed my bundle. It is one phenomenal handheld. I am really glad to hear this news.
Finally caved to sleeping, haha, that's some good stuff. Can't wait to grab my Vita later this spring!
Now about that online MP...
Yes? You can play online multi-player on the Vita. What are you asking?
Where is it for the games people really want it for like LBP, Mod nation Racers and Uncharted
Um...I don't know. Maybe you should ask the developers.
I swoon once again in fanboyism.....<3 <3 <3
I remember a while back there were some people who claimed that you would have to buy 2 copies of the same game if you want to play the game on both platforms. I am happy to see that they were wrong. XperiaRay
Wow this is great. Cant wait to play ruin!.
That's what I'm talking about!
Fuck yes, especially the Wipeout HD news. Finally rekindled my interest in the thing. Still not buying UMvC3 twice though, nice try Capcom.
this is great news and im sure will bring tons of new psvita and ps3 users
This is fantastic news. I was very intrigued by this feature when Ruin was demoed last E3. I'm glad to know I'll only have to buy one version of the game to use this feature.
If this is true count me in for Final Fantasy X HD and any others that may appear :).
Very nice indeed! I hope FFX will also have these feature so gamers can have a benefit of playing it on their ps3 and on ps vita outdoor without paying for both.
Actually pretty cool. Who knows where this could lead to if Sony and their partners can keep this up.
Sorry, but this sounds too good to be true. That at some point, some time some douche publisher is going to make you double dip. EA or Activision if not both top the list.
Makes me want a Vita even more!
Does that mean because I have Wipeout HD Fury I can get the Vita version for free? Doesn't seem so o_O
Wipeout HD is DLC of Wipeout 2048. Buy 2048, get HD for free.
This brought tears of happyness to my eyes Free themes and avatars on PSN, ubiquitous HDD's... adversity really is the best thing for a company. Before the launch of the PS3, Sony were arrogant A-Holes. Struggling with the PS3 has made Sony a better company again - its put them back to the PS1 days. Now we need M$ to take a beating next gen. Trust me bots, it'll be good for them, and good for you too!
this only REFERS TO DLC, not to the full purchased game.
"Sony have announced that GAMES bought for the Vita which support Crossplay, (multiplayer gaming between the PS3 and Vita), will only need to be purchased once in order to get both platform’s versions."
The only game you get to do that with is Hustle Kings, every other thing is DLC.
Good new, although im sure this is up to the publisher and i dont expect all cross platform games to be this way. But given sony's ads and the focus of the playing anywhere, this is certainly a step in the right direction.
Great news! I hope 3rd party PUBLISHERS also adopt this. 3rd party publishers are usually the ones that are stingy. I'm actually surprised that money grabbing Crapcom adopted this for their new UMVC3 game.
This story is wildly misleading. Sony haven't announced ALL games are to be like this, anything but. From the actual blog; ----- Because we want all of you early PS Vita owners to check out the cross-platform gameplay experience, we’re offering content on both platforms for one price with the following launch titles: MotorStorm RC, Hustle Kings, Top Darts and DLC for WipEout 2048. Our friends at Capcom are also allowing you to share DLC across platforms for no additional cost with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. ------ And the actual title on the blog is '***TRY*** PS Vita/PS3 cross play content for one price' In other words, for the titles mentioned you can do it for nothing to give you a taste of what it's like and how good it is. I expect in time there'll be a variety of ways different games handle it. PS. not that it's not good news which i will obviously be taking advantage of. I just want to manage peoples expectations for the inevitable 'but Sony said...' a few days/months down the line.
very nice!! liked the cross play vita/ps3 idea so that you could play all your ps3 titles anywhere with the use of vita, hope there are more titles to be announced soon
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