PS Vita / PS3 Cross Play is Far from Perfect

Sony advertises the PS3 / PS Vita cross-play compatibility as a key feature of certain games, including upcoming title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and recently released When Vikings Attack, but the feature is far from perfect. The PS3 and PS Vita systems are quite different and run different operating systems, which means not everything works as it should.

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smashman982171d ago

Must be a fault on the developers side because invites worked perfect on the beta for PlayStation all stars via crossplay

dantesparda2171d ago

This guy who wrote the article has got legitimate complaints about the way the system works (and by "system", i mean the way the Vita and PS3 interact over PSN). Alot of the issues should not be there. They should have been ironed out since launch. I mean it is some pretty basic stuff you would expect as a given. Read the article and you will see what i mean. We should all be complaining to Sony about this

smashman982171d ago (Edited 2171d ago )

I did read the article I also played the all stars beta and can say when I was doing cross play on the beta I had no problems with the invites everything worked perfect as far as the invites go atleast

MaxXAttaxX2171d ago

But we haven't experienced that.
I've played the All-Stars Beta the whole time it was on the Vita. Cross Play worked flawlessly. I couldn't tell the difference between PS3 players and PS Vita players.

-Mika-2171d ago

SMH. I can't believe people are complaining about this. Sony didn't have to add cross play to the vita. Be grateful and give sony some time to fix it.

Neo Nugget2171d ago

Sometimes I wonder if people just disagree with you for the hell of it.

guitarded772171d ago (Edited 2171d ago )

No... that was just a stupid statement. "Sony didn't have to... Be grateful...". No, Sony didn't have to, but they did... so it may as well work.

@ pixelsword (below)

Should I be grateful? Or should I be patient (which I am, and continue to be) and wait for Sony to fix it? There is a big difference. I am not grateful to any company I spend thousands of dollars with... they are grateful to me. That's how capitalism economies function. Anyone who is grateful to a company (unless that company built them an artificial heart that saved their life or something of that nature) is a bit silly.

@ admiralvic
Thank you for articulating what I was saying... I'm not the best at that sometimes. To add to your point, Example: Silent Hill Collection on XBOX 360. Broken mess... they didn't want to invest in a patch, so they gave people who bought the game a different free game. Should they be grateful? I don't know... they wanted to play Silent Hill HD Collection didn't they?

If we just sat on our hands and didn't constructively criticize the industry from time to time, the industry wouldn't move forward, and we'd all be a bunch of mindless fanzomboys (<- I just made that up... pretty awesome eh?).

pixelsword2171d ago

She didn't merely say "be grateful" she said "be grateful and give Sony some time to fix it."

There's a difference. :)

admiralvic2171d ago

@ Neo Nugget

A lot of it has to do with what Guitarded77 said. Yes Sony didn't have to, but now that it's part of the game... why can't we criticize it? You could honestly apply that logic to anything and ultimately give every game a 10/10 in the end. Additionally, too many people let things slide over "patchable" issues. Just because something can be fixed, doesn't mean it will ever happen either, which can be seen with plenty of games that never fix common problems / issues.

GribbleGrunger2171d ago

It might not be perfect but it's at least there.

LiquifiedArt2171d ago

You have to assume the PS3 will see only minor updates. They are hard at work on the PS4 Operating System, which needs to be AT LEAST up to par with X360's offering.

testerg352171d ago

C'mon.. Seriously..

"Sony didn't have to add cross play to the vita. Be grateful and give sony some time to fix it."

"It might not be perfect but it's at least there."

Is this just because its Sony?

GribbleGrunger2171d ago (Edited 2171d ago )

Well it would have to be considering only Sony do this.

MaxXAttaxX2171d ago

Since when does Sony get free passes when others do the same?

Besides, they're the only ones doing Cross Play anyway.

smashcrashbash2171d ago (Edited 2171d ago )

Crossplay has some problems so bite their heads off over it immediately.There is a big difference between jumping at every slight problem and complaining about something wrong. The way I see it people especially Sony people cry about every single thing 24/7. The latest cry topic, they moved the trophies. Oh wow that is such a huge topic. Like everything when it is first implemented it will have some bugs and adjustments to make. But PS3 owners don't know that fact.The first day 'It doesn't work. Kill Sony. Die PS3'.

@ admiralvic. That's dumb. Not every problem in a game can be fixed with a patch. You can't fix plot holes, camera angles, bad character design, bad dialogue, environments etc. The point is that if a game has a few obviously fixable problems why not give them a ten? They do it with Bethesda and COD all the time. They hand them 10/10 even with all the glitches and flubs. You talk as if that is something new or something.

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