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If you’re like us, this announcement came with an obvious follow-up question. What is cross-controller play? The PlayStation Blog gave us the answer this morning. “Cross-Controller lets you to use PS Vita as a controller for PlayStation 3, allowing the use of PS Vita-only features, like front and rear touch, in PlayStation 3 games. More importantly, it provides a whole second screen where action can take place! This allows for an unimaginable number of new ways to play, some of which you’ll experience with the LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Pack!”
While the explanation doesn’t explicitly say so, it sounds as if cross-controller play allows for the sort of integrated two-screen options that are the centerpiece of the new Wii U play experience. However, unlike the Wii U, the Vita is not an included part of the PlayStation 3 experience, so it remains to be seen if developers will take advantage of the available option.
The LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller debut also comes with some brand new stages built to take advantage of the cross-controller option. The new levels detail Sackboy’s adventures with a happy-go-lucky group of space pirates.
What’s your take on cross-controller play? Does it increase the value proposition of the Vita for you?
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Good idea to respond with current technology, but I don't think it will catch on. As The Doctor said, developers won't use this because not everyone has a Vita. I could see first-party titles doing well, but I doubt third-parties will use it.
I love the idea, but i dont see many others then Sony games doing this just because the Vita isnt something everyone has, but as a Vita owner i love it!
Keep the great updates coming!
Seems pretty cool. But more games need to utilize this for it to be a worthwhile investment... I mean, Vita sales would certainly go up if you can play CoD on the second screen.
Would be fun if i had lb2
Does it increase the value proposition of the Vita for you?
If it gets decent support, yes actually.
I knew this would start popping up some time. The vita has the remote play, it was just a matter of time before they used cross-controller. I think this is awesome though you other commenters are propably right. This will be in some or most first party games but its doubtful many third party developers will care to catch on.