The folks over at Sony XDev Europe are certainly keeping themselves occupied. Not content with the launch of LittleBigPlanet 3, the first-party division's announced one final 2014 release: Resogun for the PlayStation 3 and Vita. This port is being handled by Climax – the same team behind Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition – and will deploy on 17th December in Europe and 23rd December in North America.

Even better, there’s good news ahead for those of you that already own this on Sony’s next-gen machine: it’s fully cross-buy compatible, meaning that you won’t need to pay again. Unfortunately, the developer has had to make a few compromises to get the frenetic foray running on last-gen hardware, and the framerate has taken a hit as a consequence. Indeed, the port will run at a rock solid 30 frames-per-second, as opposed to the silky smooth 60 frames-per-second of the PS4 release.

It’s a bit of a shame, but this title was already pushing Sony’s futuristic format, so it’s not a huge surprise to see it paired down on the older appliances. To make up for things, there’ll be full cross-save between the two new versions, as well optional touch controls and ad-hoc multiplayer in the handheld edition. Are you looking forward to saving the last humans on the move? Customise your aircraft in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com, blog.eu.playstation.com]