Join Date: Sep 2002
New PSP - PS3 Compatibility Survey
It seems Sony has made a new survey on features gamers would like to see with the PSP-PS3 connecticity.
From http://pspupdates.qj.net/ :
"Sony PSP Survey Suggesting New Features with the PS3?
PatrikStar has got a notice to take part in a PSP System Satisfactory Survey. During the survey, he came across some new possible features of the PSP and sent it to us. For those who doesn't know PatrikStar, he is the one who photoshopped the fake 2.61 screenshot. He said he didn't photoshoped the screenshot he sent me this time... Well, this is the last time I trust you, PatrikStar. Don't let me down!
Here is the list and my guessing/understandings:
[The following statements concern the way you would like a portable device to interact with a console.]
* Use the device to complete side missions for console games (unlockables, etc.).
Think of Final Fantasy VIII, which requires you to unlock the hidden guardians with the Pocket Station;
Dokodemo Isshyo series, which also needs you to keep playing with the Pocket Station.
Maybe Sony want to release PS2/PS3 games with a small PSP game which can be download to the memory stick, and let you play on the PSP while moving (Sony is planning on games started from memory stick now, so it is possible). When achieved some kind of target, you can connect the PSP with the console to let them read the record and unlock according items in the console game.
[Do you really want to be tied to a game forever like this? Me not.]
* Transfer media (music/picture/video) wirelessly from the console to the device (broadcast television, new levels from games).
This should be a mix of the Location Free function and the remote access function. Prolly this is for the PS3. Use your PSP to download files from the PS3 HDD. Should be a convenient function to have.
* Use the device WHILE PLAYING the console game as an additional weapon/utility to help the gameplay (2nd player option, radar for incoming enemies, etc.).
Ahh, this is a clone of the GBA-GameCube connectivity, isn't it? Pretty good to have, but the button on the PSP is less than the DualShock 2 controller. Need to be careful when mapping the buttons. Also, how would the PSP be connected to the console? USB cable is a cut for mobility (maybe for PS2), and wireless is a battery killer (for PS3). And we may be able to see games like "Legend of Zelda: 4 Swords", which was originally released on the GameCube.
* Record console gameplay video for display on the device (showing off your high scores or "cool moves" to friends).
Hmm... Use the PS3 as a DVR (Digital Video Recorder)? This can be an option, but I don't see much fun from this one. May be useful for HotShot Golf and Pro Evolution Soccer players
And here is a picture from the survey, credit to PatrikStar who sent it in to pspupdates:
Edit: It seems PatrikStar has made some fake "news" earlier, so this might not be true. any one else got this survey?
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Last edited by Sindre; 24-Mar-2006 at 10:07.
Sounds bogus -- the wording seems strange.
Would be neat, but given the source and the complete lack of any other confirmation (which should be easy for something like a survey) sort of makes it hard to take serious.