TGS 2008: Sony Unveils Killer PSP-to-PS3 Interoperability Features for Upcoming Resistance Titles

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Remote play rocks, but overall Sony’s promises of revolutionary PSP-to-PS3 interconnectivity options have yet to fully materialize. All that’s about to change though. With the upcoming releases of Resistance: Retribution for PSP and Resistance 2 for PS3, Sony Bend Studios is working to connect the two together with cross-platform interoperability features the likes of which have never been seen before.

By connecting the two systems together with a USB cable and booting up both games, a special “Infected” mode will become available in Resistance: Retribution adding in an alternate story to play through that sees the game’s hero, Grayson, infected with the Chimeran virus, granting him access to new weapons, abilities and hidden areas that would otherwise be unreachable. Even sweeter than that, a new feature called PSP Plus! will enable the game to be played using a PS3 DualShock 3 controller, dual-analog-stick control, controller vibration and all. Reports have also indicated that the PSP Plus! feature will be used to make any ad hoc-only PSP multi-player game playable online by hooking up to a PS3, but I don’t believe Sony has officially confirmed this as of yet. Resistance: Retribution will be online-ready right out of the box anyway, so it doesn’t matter in this game’s case.

Resistance: Retribution & Resistance 2 Interoperability and Then Some [PlayStation.Blog]

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