Sony has revealed all about the relationship the Vita is sharing with the PlayStation 3. Detailing all the features available to both platform owners that just screams out synergy.
First up we have Cross-play. This is something everyone knows about already. This feature allows players on both consoles to play certain games with each other as well as share content within the game. Titles that use this come in the form of MotorStorm RC, Hustle Kings and WipeOut 2048. This feature is also being brought to upcoming titles including PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale and Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken. This is an interesting feature on Sony’s part and can bring two audiences together with the right games.
Next is Cross-controller. This is a new feature and allows players to use their Vita as a controller to play PS3 titles. This brings a unique aspect to certain PS3 titles as the feature will utilize the Vita’s hardware. From the touch screen to the rear touch pad and gyro controls this feature is sure to be a useful one. Titles which already use this feature is Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with LittleBigPlanet 2 to join the list in due course.
Cross-save is the next feature to be shown off. Players with the game on both PS3 and Vita can transfer their saves and continue where they left off from on either console. Current games which use this feature include MotorStorm RC, Blaz Blue and MLB: the Show. Upcoming games joining this feature list include the likes of Sound Shapes, and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
In addition to that Sony also detail Cross-goods where players can share item from a particular Vita game with each other. This allows users to share user generated content and be able to play them on both the Vita and PlayStation 3. Current games which support it include the likes of ModNation Racers, Hustle Kings and Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3. On top of that upcoming titles such as Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Street Fighter X Tekken will utilize the feature.
Cross-buy has been around since the Vita launched with players buying the title either on PS3 or Vita and getting the free or at a discount on the other console. MotoroStorm was the stand out game which used this at the Vita’s launch and several more games are to come.
Next up is a feature that was on the PSP and has been brought over to the Vita, remote play. On the Vita side players will be able to use remote play to get certain compatible title to play on the Vita. Currently only BlazBlue is compatible but Sony lists games such as ICO and God of War as remote play compatible.