LinkedIN seems to be on a roll right now. After seemingly revealing evidence on Battlefield: Bad Company 3 just days ago, the ‘professional’ social website looks to have prematurely outed a PS Vita version of the highly anticipated PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale game.
At the moment the game is only official for the PlayStation 3 and although we recently dreamed of having a PS Vita version as well, it looks like this could be a reality in the future. It also means that another of Sony’s intended E3 bombshells has been leaked prior to the event and how many times has that happened in recent years?
A portable version of the Super Smash Bros style mashup is mouthwatering to say the least. It was only days ago when we were wondering if the PS Vita hardware could handle a portable version of the game or not and based on the information posted to Robert Krekel’s LinkedIN account – this game is definitely on the way. Krekel is a sound designer at Sony America and has done sound work on previous titles such as Uncharted 3, Twisted Metal and Starhawk. Unlike previous LinkedIn leaks, the information about a PS Vita version of PABR is still there to be viewed by the masses. Just look at the ‘current projects’ section under experience and you’ll see it.
A PS3 and PS Vita version of an upcoming party game means two words to us – cross platform. Imagine the fun you could have being able to play PS3 players online straight from your Vita. Again, we’re not sure if hardware restrictions can make this possible, but the game is crying out for a basic level of cross-platform support at least. Even if you could transfer data between the two versions and perhaps unlock secret characters on PS3, by playing the PS Vita version only – that would still be pretty neat.
The ultimate feature for us is obviously cross-platform online play between both versions, but will Sony be able to deliver on this? The pleasing aspect for us is that the PS3 version doesn’t look like it’s a game which is ‘maxing’ out PS3 hardware. Sure it looks fast and frantic, but we have a sneaky feeling that the game may have been designed in a way so that the PS Vita can join in on the fun as well. Could PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale finally be the game which kicks off a ‘cross-platform’ golden era on the PS Vita? Remote play functionality has so far been non-existant, but we’ll let that go if we can play online with PS3 players direct from the Vita.
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