MotorStorm RC's Cross-Platform Play is Not Simultaneous
Posted by James Newton
No Vita-PS3 head-to-head
The much-vaunted cross-platform play between PlayStation 3 and PS Vita features in MotorStorm RC, Evolution Studios' first handheld outing, but you can't race the two games against each other.
We recently spoke to MotorStorm RC game director Paul Rustchynsky about the upcoming racer where he confirmed the PS3 and Vita owners can't face off live:
What we’re actually doing is asynchronous cross-platform play. So, that doesn’t mean you can play on your Vita and PlayStation 3 simultaneously against one another. It’s the idea that you can pick up your PlayStation 3 version at home, play it for an hour or two, pick up your Vita, carry on your progress from where you left off. All the ghosts, leaderboards; every single bit of data syncs in between the two versions.
So while you'll be able to communicate with PS3 owners, they'll only be showing up in your game as ghosts: ideal for playing on the go, as Rustchynsky says, but slightly disappointing all the same.
Of course the good part is that you're only paying for one copy of the game, which is playable on PS Vita or PS3. How much will you have to pay? Rustchynsky had this to say:
I think you’ll be surprised by the price. We haven’t announced the price yet, but we will be doing soon. It’s not a full price title.
Stay tuned for our full MotorStorm RC interview on Monday.