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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Jun 6, 2012

Details About Sony’s Battle Royal PS3/Vita Cross-Play Are Revealed [E3 2012]

Love it or hate it, the PS Vita is here to stay, and Sony is looking to do some things with it. At their press conference Monday night, they revealed that the PS Vita and PS3 versions of Sony’s All-Stars Battle Royal will be able to play with each other simultaneously through Cross-Play. Though it looked cool, not too many details were revealed until today.

First thing’s first: if you want to play the game using the Cross-Play feature, you’ll need a copy of the game for both systems. While that’s always a little lame, it’s justified because apparently both the Vita and PS3 versions of the game play at a cool 60 FPS, and the Vita version looks just as good as the PS3 version. I don’t think you’d be able to get 60 FPS on two systems if only the PS3 had the actual game and the Vita was acting as a dummy controller. So, after you get the Vita synced up with the PS3, which is as simple as the PS3 just finding the Vita in the room, you’ll get a lag-free gaming experience  as the two systems will link up wirelessly.

In other words, just like we figured, it’s basically just like a PS3 controller but with a screen. Now while I wouldn’t necessarily recommend buying a bunch of Vitas and using them as Battle Royal controllers, there’s nothing wrong with you bringing your friend over who has a Vita copy of the game and have the two of you play against each other on your PS3. I’ll have to admit, this is a pretty cool feature, one that I would use if I had a PS3 and a Vita.

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