PS Vita & PS3 Crossplatform Games Only Require Single Purchase

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.

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KUV19772434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

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.

Colwyn2434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

*Colleen bows to one knee*

Thank you Sony.

If you buy a ps vita you can move to the best city.

This has been the best news since lactose free milk

darthv722434d ago (Edited 2434d ago )

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.

irepbtown2433d ago

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

NiKK_4192434d ago

This is really great. Hopefully more games do this.

BrunoM2434d ago

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 ?

KUV19772434d ago

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.

BrunoM2433d ago

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

Disccordia2433d ago (Edited 2433d ago )

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

Veneno2433d ago

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.

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guitar_nerd_232434d ago

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.

moparful992434d ago

I foresee alot of ps3 releases in the future being cross platform compatible.. I'm really excited about the prospects of this feature..

Friendly_fiend2434d ago

this is the work of FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!

SaffronCurse2434d ago

Oh god that show was amazing..

Axecution2433d ago

you should go watch the live action movie. .....Its terrible xD

Lex_Dangerously 2434d ago

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.

Waddy1012433d ago

Issue? How is crossplay an issue.

Lex_Dangerously 2433d ago

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.

Waddy1012433d ago

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.

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