Being part of Sony’s ecosystem has its upsides, such as the ability to have games interact across devices, a promise that’s been part of games for years without anyone really taking advantage.
Sony’s hoping to encourage people to experiment with “cross-play” with a couple of neat promotions detailed on the PlayStation Blog.
Since owners of Hustle Kings on PlayStation 3 and Vita can play against one another, if you purchase the game on one platform, you’ll get the other one free-of-charge--for now, anyway. If you own WipEout 2048, Vita versions of WipEout HD and its Fury expansion coming “this spring” won’t cost you a thing, either.
Perhaps most interestingly, if you’ve purchased downloadable content for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the PS3 version, you don’t need to buy it again on Vita. That’s a great deal for consumers, if an unexpected one. It’s unclear if the downloadable content is atually compatible across platforms or an entirely separate download.
If you’ve been able to give it a shot, let me know how it went for you.