39w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton announced today that the upcoming Dust 514 Neocom PS Vita application promises MMO on the go for fans.
To quote: Looking for a little more depth from your FPS? Hugely ambitious free-to-play sci-fi shooter Dust 514 might be just the ticket. CCP's PlayStation 3 exclusive sits alongside its enormously popular PC space MMO Eve Online, with players' actions in one game directly affecting the environment in the other.
See our recent post from the Icelandic developer for more on exactly how this plays out.
The third string to the whole intriguing project is Dust 514 Neocom - a companion PS Vita app that lets you interact with various systems from the PlayStation 3 game directly from your handheld.
In search of a little more information on exactly how it works, we collared CCP Creative Director Atli Mars Sveinsson and Marketing Director Cameron Payne at last week's Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany.
"It's a companion app to the PS3 game," explains Payne. "It brings all the customisation, community and commerce features onto the Vita. There's no direct gameplay but you can use pretty much all the features that...
50w ago - DUST 514 Community Manager CCP CmdrWang has shared some video footage of DUST 514 from E3 2012 alongside the Summer PS3 Beta, PS Home and Vita application details today!
To quote: Hello from E3! We know you're excited and following all of the great stories coming out of the show this year, we just want to briefly touch on some of the DUST 514 news that we've announced this week and we'll be focusing on at the show.
First and foremost, we have details on our first Beta event of the summer. We know many of you are eagerly anticipating your chance to try out DUST 514, and we're happy to announce that we'll be doing a big wave of invites for our first summer Beta event on June 29, 2012, and will run throughout that weekend.
This will coincide with an update to the Closed Beta containing what we've got on show at E3 and more, you can see it in action in our latest trailer (link below). If you haven't already, you can register at www.DUST514.com/beta, and players will be chosen at random to participate.
But don't worry if you don't make it into this first round; this is just the first of several Beta events scheduled for this summer, and we're going to announce lots of info and chances to join the action in the coming weeks. If you...
57w ago - Sony Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has announced today that Paint Park, Treasure Park and Wake Up Club are coming to PS Vita for free!
To quote: PlayStation Vita owners can look forward to a trio of free applications to help you make the most of the handheld console's unique features, the first of which will be available to download this week, on April 18.
Turning the PS Vita's impressive 5" OLED screen into a sketch pad, Paint Park is fun for beginners and expert artists alike.
Using PS Vita's touchscreen to make and share drawings; you can doodle, sketch and scribble quickly and easily with the virtual markers and on-screen colour palette.
The PS Vita's front and rear cameras can play a part too, as you can take pictures and add your own creative imaginings to them.
Simple and fun Paint Park can also be a socially rewarding as users can share their work and even compete with up to five friends in the online multiplayer via the Ad Hoc mode.
This summer we'll be releasing Treasure Park, an application that allows you to create your own puzzles to challenge your friends with. It's a great way to connect with friends and other PS Vita users, as you can use the near application and 3G to find puzzles to play and share your own, wherever you are.
61w ago - Following up on his recent PSN Infinity v2 PC PSN Client, today PlayStation Vita developer SKFU has released what he calls SKFU's Vita Pr0xy Beta for use with Sony's PlayStation Vita console followed by an update below.
65w ago - Today Sony's James Gallagher has shared another video segment from Inside PS Vita spotlighting power and performance alongside details on PlayStation Vita social applications and more below!
To quote: In the latest episode of Inside PS Vita we take a look at one of the key aspects that makes PS Vita the ultimate handheld for the hardcore gamer: the power and performance that makes a cutting-edge game experience like Uncharted: Golden Abyss possible on a portable.
Get a behind the scenes look at the making of the new PS Vita TV ad 'The World Is In Play'.
The ad brings to life the immersive and connected experiences you can have with PS Vita and in this film we show how we brought those experiences to life.
From building a bus stop on a football pitch in a stadium in Prague to recreating an epic war scene with a real arsenal of weapons, an explosives expert and an army.
As well as revolutionary portable gaming, PS Vita comes with your favourite social network apps - Facebook, LiveTweet and Flickr - to help you stay in touch with your friends...