E3 2012: Sony dedicated to defining cross-platform play

by: Jeremy -
One thing was clear out of Sony’s press conference last night at E3: they are determined to make cross-platform play between the Vita and PlayStation 3 a standard. Numerous initiatives were announced to bridge the gap between the 2 platforms, including the following:
  • Cross-Play: collaborative gamine experiences between the PS3 and Vita, in real time; support promised for titles such as Street Fighter X Tekken and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in addition to those already available
  • Cross-Controller: the ability to interact and control your PS3 experiences using the PlayStation Vita; the unique functions and abilities of the Vita will be used to enhance the game play experience on the console; support promised for such titles as LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Cross-Save: ability to manage save data across platforms, allowing gamers to pick up on one platform where they left off on another; support promised for titles such as Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sound Shapes, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Cross-Goods: the ability to share and enjoy downloadable content on both consoles regardless of where it originalted (console or handheld); support promised for titles such as Assassin’s Creed 3, Street Fighter x Tekken, Sound Shapes, LittleBigPlanet 2, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Remote Play: the ability to use your Vita to remotely access the games for your PlayStation 3; support expected for titles such as ICO, God of War, God of War 2, and Shadow of the Collossus
The official press release for this announcement is available on the next page.
Sony Computer Entertainment To Deliver "Cross Platform Feature" To Enhance Cross Platform Play Between PlayStation®3 And PlayStation®Vita; Supporting Titles To Be Released Starting Later This Summer
TOKYO, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will drive the proliferation of the PlayStation® platforms through "cross platform feature" which realizes cross platform game play between PlayStation®3 (PS3®) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita).  Through "cross platform feature", SCE will deliver a ground-breaking gaming experience which leverages the capabilities of both systems and enables users to enjoy gaming wherever and whenever.
<cross platform features> (*1)
  • Cross-Play
The Cross-Play feature allows PS3® and PS Vita users to enjoy match or collaborative game play.
Available titles:  
Hustle Kings (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), MotorStorm RC (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), WipEout HD (SCE PS3®)/WipEout 2048 (SCE PS Vita)
Upcoming titles:
STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN from CAPCOM (PS3®/PS Vita(*2)), PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (SCE PS3®/PS Vita)
  • Cross-Controller
The Cross-Controller feature allows a player to use PS Vita as a controller to play games on PS3®, by utilizing its rich features including touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.  Users can enjoy the two types of gaming experiences through the large TV screen and PS Vita display.
Available titles:
ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 from CAPCOM (PS3®/PS Vita)
Upcoming titles:
LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCE PS3®)
  • Cross-Save
By managing saved data between PS3® and PS Vita, the Cross-Save feature enables users on the go to continue playing games on their PS Vita, right from where they left off on their PS3® at home.
Available titles:
BLAZBLUE  CONTINUUM SHIFT EXTEND from ARC SYSTEM WORKS CO., LTD. (PS3®/PS Vita), MLB12: The Show (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), MotorStorm RC (SCE PS3®/PS Vita)
Upcoming titles:
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), Sound Shapes (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (SCE PS3®/PS Vita)
  • Cross-Goods
The Cross-Goods feature allows users to enjoy various content such as purchased downloaded content and user generated content on both PS3® and PS Vita by transferring to other platform, by sharing between both platforms, or by other ways.
Available titles:
ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 from CAPCOM (PS3®/PS Vita), MLB12: The Show (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), Hustle Kings (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), MotorStorm RC (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), ModNation Racers (SCE PS3®)/ModNation Racers: Road Trip (SCE PS Vita)
Upcoming titles:
STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN from CAPCOM (PS3®/PS Vita(*2)), Assassin's Creed III (PS3®)/Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (PS Vita) from Ubisoft, Sound Shapes (SCE PS3®/PS Vita), LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCE PS3®)/LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita (SCE PS Vita), PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (SCE PS3®/PS Vita)
  • Remote Play
The Remote Play feature allows PS Vita users to remotely access their PS3® to enjoy content including games and videos.
Supporting titles:
BLAZBLUE, BLAZBLUE  CONTINUUM SHIFT from ARC SYSTEM WORKS CO., LTD. (PS3®)
Expected supporting titles:
ICO, God of War, God of War II, Shadow of the Colossus (All titles are from SCE PS3®)
SCE will further accelerate the proliferation of PS platform by maximizing the strong collaboration between PS3® and PS Vita.
(*1) The name and launch timing of each title differs by regions. The 1st party titles are listed per Japanese Alphabet.
(*2) STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN from CAPCOM for PS3® is available
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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