More Ad-Hoc Party Support For PSP
You know, you have to admit: Sony continues to make good strides with the PSP, and sometimes, significant changes occur right under our very noses. Didn't know about Ad-Hoc Party? Time to learn.
Initially, the multiplayer service was announced specifically for use with the wildly popular Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, but since then, beta testers have realized that Sony plans to make Ad-Hoc Party compatible with many other titles. This service, which started beta testing on November 6, allows players to come together on the PSP in a way they never could before, and suddenly changes the multiplayer outlook for many games. Now, Sony has released a list of 32 additional titles that support Ad-Hoc Party, and as you can see, most are problem-free so far during the testing phase. However, if you scroll down, you'll come across the games that aren't faring so well, and the issues will give you a better idea of the current technical problems this new service is facing. But we expect they'll get things cleaned up shortly, and we're also relatively certain that more Ad-Hoc Party-compatible titles are on the way. Sony always stresses communication and connectivity, so something like this fits nicely into that business approach.
Stay tuned for more on Ad-Hoc Party as the information becomes available. By the way, since the beta application has been up for download on the PS3, over 90,000 users have snagged it.
11/20/2008 Ben Dutka