PlayStation “Cross Play” just got a whole lot more lucrative for early adopters of the new PlayStation Vita. In what seems like a no-brainer for consumers but a rather unorthodox move for a console manufacturer, SCEE announced today that Sony and certain third-party developers are making full versions of Vita games (or, in some cases, DLC) available free of charge to gamers who have already purchased copies of the PS3 versions of the same titles.
Titles supporting this new initiative include:
- MotorStorm RC (playable copy on both PS3 and Vita)
- Hustle Kings (free Vita version to owners of PS3 version)
- Top Darts (free Vita version to owners of PS3 version)
- WipEout 2048 (HD and HD Fury DLC available to owners of PS3 version)
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (all DLC available free of charge to owners of PS3 version).
Though admittedly I’m still rather skeptical of the Vita’s early potential in the US market, this is certainly a step in the right direction for Sony. If Sony continues to support this initiative with future titles, the convenience and value of having a fully-functional, portable HD console suddenly would get a whole lot more intriguing for fence-sitters like myself. What do you think? Let us know.