It's official, cross-buy is the absolute best thing ever conceived by humans. Need proof? Look no further than the incoming PlayStation 4 release of indie darling Hotline Miami. Publisher Devolver Digital is bringing the stylish twin-stick murder-'em-up to the shiny black box, and if you've already bought the PlayStation 3 version, you'll be able to download the new edition for free.

"We’re going to bring Hotline Miami to the PS4, and we’re going to keep it cross-buy," company executive Nigel Lowrie said in a statement to Destructoid. "We feel that if the user has already bought it for a PlayStation platform, they have the right to own it on a PlayStation Vita, on a PS4, [and] on a PS3. It’s different on PlayStation to the PC because they’re totally different environments.” Hear, hear!

There's no word on a release date just yet, but we're sure that more news will be forthcoming. Will you be getting your hands on some free indie goodness? Are you ready to take on the violent world of Hotline Miami for a second time? Let us know in the comments section below.

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