Sony Outlines PS3/PS Vita's Cross Platform Feature

posted on 2012-06-05 09:17 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Players can use gameplay, controller, save, other features between systems

Sony outlined details of its officially name "cross platform feature" for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems on Tuesday. The feature gives players a variety of options for using game and other content between their PlayStation devices.

The "Cross-Play" feature allows users to cooperate or compete with fellow players whether they are using a PlayStation 3 or a PlayStation Vita. Some games are already compatible with the feature, and players will also be able to experience Cross-Play with the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale releases.

Players can use their PlayStation Vita systems as controllers for PlayStation 3 games played on televisions with the "Cross-Controller" feature. The PlayStation Vita's exclusive touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras provide new ways to experience PlayStation 3 games. The feature is already available for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and it will also be compatible with LittleBigPlanet 2.

A cloud server lets players use the "Cross-Save" feature to switch systems and continue playing without losing game data. Upcoming compatible titles will include Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sound Shapes, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

The "Cross-Goods" feature enables players to transfer purchased downloaded content and user-generated content between the two platforms. Upcoming compatible releases will include Street Fighter X Tekken, Assassin's Creed III/Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Sound Shapes, LittleBigPlanet 2/LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

In addition, players can use the PlayStation Vita to access content such as games and videos on the PlayStation 3 through "Remote Play." The feature is already available for BlazBlue and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and supporting titles are expected to include ICO, God of War, God of War II, and Shadow of the Colossus.

Sony held a press conference at Los Angeles' E3 event on Monday.
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