Sony PSP News
Sony brings 'adhocParty for the PSP' to North America
By Hector Cortez Nov 14, 2009, 13:16 GMT
Sony today announced the availability of the online service, “adhocParty for the PSP” coming to North America in November.
Sony today announced the availability of the online service, “adhocParty for the PSP” coming to North America in November. The service, which launched in Japan last year, enables PSP owners to play select online multiplayer games featuring Ad Hoc mode over the Internet through the PlayStation 3. PSP titles with Ad Hoc mode traditionally require users to play within close proximity to each other, but with “adhocParty,” PSP owners with a PS3 can play one another through the PlayStation Network.
Scott A. Steinberg, VP of product marketing, commented: “AdhocParty for the PSP system creates an avenue for gamers to connect, strategize, and compete with each other – Gran Turismo is a great example of this. Polyphony Digital developed robust Ad Hoc features within the game, which are now even more accessible through adhocParty. We saw this as a tremendous opportunity to enhance the PSP system’s online gaming experience and bring the service to our North American consumers.”
Joining Gran Turismo is Monster Hunter Freedom Unite from Capcom, which will soon have access to this new service.
This is interoperability between the PSP and PS3 through features such as “adhocParty for the PSP” is one of the many ways that Sony is attempting to build a bridge between gaming and social network interaction.