E3 2011: Wii U May Inspire Vita/PS3 Connectivity Ideas
Nintendo has revealed their new system - the Wii U - and Sony finds it to be a very interesting product.
SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida finds it intriguing, and tells Develop it'll inspire PlayStation Vita developers to "carry out experiments." After saying he was surprised the Wii U "wasn't exactly as it had been rumored," Yoshida talked about how Nintendo's unveiling has prompted some Vita/PlayStation 3 questions:
"Already people are starting to ask about linking Vita and PS3 to do something similar, in terms of using two screens, and having controls on the screen. That's very interesting, and we will have to experiment. Lots of the things that developers of Vita games are doing, as you may have seen, is experimenting with connectivities between Vita and PS3.
The Wipeout  team came up with their cross play ideas, and the other Vita teams have come up with ways of playing with two systems. It's just a matter of time, as we provide the SDKs to developers so they can make use of both PS3 and Vita, and they might come up with something interesting."
Gaming really isn't what it used to be, is it? And it's nice to see manufacturers and hardware developers inspiring others to try new things.
6/8/2011 10:41:53 AM Ben Dutka