Sony has announced TuneIn Radio for the PS3 and PS Vita in North America, which is the world’s most popular service for listening to live, online radio. The service has more than 70,000 AM, FM and Internet radio stations, and will be available on the PS3 today, with a PS Vita app available on the PlayStation Store next week.
Grip Games, the developer behind 5-in-1 Arcade Hits, The Impossible Game and Foosball 2012, are working on a new title for the PS3 and PS Vita: Atomic Ninjas, and will be headed to both consoles later this year. The game is a 2.5D multiplayer platformer with ninjas, where you control super-powered ninjas in frantic online matches against other players.
If you don’t own a PS Vita and a PS3, Sony many have the ideal package for you this Christmas. PlayStation UK’s managing director, Fergal Gara, said that the company are looking at the possibility of bundling the two devices together with cross-play games and a PlayStation Plus subscription.
SCEA VP of marketing, handhelds and home consoles John Koller has revealed that “almost all” PlayStation Vita owners are also PlayStation 3 owners, but exact figures weren’t revealed. When comparing the PS3/PS Vita to the Wii U, Koller said “We tell our PlayStation fans all the time that what the Wii U is offering is something that Vita and PS3 can do quite easily.”
Criterion has revealed that upcoming Need for Speed title, Most Wanted, on the PS Vita will be identical to its console counterparts. Speaking to VideoGamer.com last week, producer Matt Webster revealed that the PlayStation Vita version is “exactly the same game” as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.
At Sony’s Press Conference at Gamescom earlier today, Cross-Buy for the PS Vita and PS3 was formally announced. We’ve seen cross-buy already with titles like MotorStorm RC and DLC, but PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal will be the first full game to support the initiative.
Remote Play is supported by a number of games on the PS3, so if you are getting bored of the games you have on your PS Vita, try out some of these. In addition to games, some of the PS3’s Apps also support Remote Play too.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has been announced for the PS3 and PS Vita. The game is a thrilling new racing experience, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and a fantastic cast of SEGA All-Stars. This iconic cast will be competing across land, air and water in vehicles that fully transform from cars, to planes to boats.
Cross Platform Features include a number of different ways for PlayStation Vita to interact with the PS3 and visa-versa. There are 6 cross platform features in total. Titles either support all of the cross-device features or only a subset. Here is a detailed guide on exactly what each feature is and how they are used.
The PlayStation Jobs site has revealed that SCEE’s Liverpool Studio are working on a yet unannounced PS3/PS Vita game, and are looking for an Audio Manager to work on the title. The job listings says Sony are “looking for an experienced, organised and extremely motivated Audio Manager/Audio Lead, based at SCEE Liverpool Studio, working on an as yet unannounced PS3/Vita.”