Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
June 27, 2022
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Sony Brings Internet Play To Local PSP Multiplayer Games

Sony Brings Internet Play To Local PSP Multiplayer Games

November 13, 2009 | By Chris Remo

November 13, 2009 | By Chris Remo
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



North American PSP owners will soon be able to take certain local multiplayer games online, thanks to Sony's adhocParty service, which effectively uses a PlayStation 3 as a network access point for the PSP.

The free AdhocParty launched in Japan last year, and Sony says it will be available in North America some time this month.

Many PSP games feature multiplayer modes that were initially designed to work only with ad hoc mode -- that is, a direct local wi-fi connection between PSP consoles. With adhocParty, the player joins an ad hoc connection with a PlayStation 3 instead, and the PS3 then connects to other online PSPs using the same system.

Because the PS3's own wi-fi capabilities are in use with the PSP, adhocParty requires a wired internet connection for the larger console.

A year in, the Japanese version of adhocParty supports well over 200 titles, although it launched with only one. Only Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo and Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom Unite were explicitly mentioned in today's announcement.

"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," said SCEA product marketing VP Scott A. Steinberg in a statement.


Related Jobs

Build a Rocket Boy Games
Build a Rocket Boy Games — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
[06.27.22]

Lead Physics Programmer
Build a Rocket Boy Games
Build a Rocket Boy Games — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
[06.27.22]

Lead UI Programmer
Build a Rocket Boy Games
Build a Rocket Boy Games — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
[06.27.22]

Lead Graphics Programmer
Build a Rocket Boy Games
Build a Rocket Boy Games — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
[06.27.22]

Lead Animation Programmer









Loading Comments

loader image