PS3/Vita Cross-Controller Play Debuts in LittleBigPlanet 2 - News

By Jake Weston, December 12, 2012
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Sony announced today the debut of Cross-Controller play between PS3 and PS Vita. And what is the first game to roll out with this feature? None other than Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 of course! 

For those who may be unaware, Cross-Controller play allows 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." 

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Of course, given the features described, it seems like Cross-Controller play puts Sony in direct competition with Nintendo's Wii U and its wireless touch-screen gamepad. It will be interesting to see if Wii U-exclusive features for third-party games could make their way to the PS3 versions. 

Cross-Controller play will be first available for the "LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack", which is set to feature Sackboy facing off against Space Pirates with a whole new set of tools and levels. 

Expectedly (though somewhat disappointedly, the DLC is only available to PS3 owners who also have a Vita. The LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack comes to PSN next Tuesday for $4.99. 

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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