PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will support the new Sony Cross Buy initiave, which means that if you purchase the PS3 version of the game, it will come with a copy of the Vita version for free. Once you buy the PS3 game, your copy will include a code for a digital version of the Vita game that you can download.
Daryl Allison, Sr. Producer at Bluepoint Games, the studio responsible for the Vita version, confirmed this fact yesterday.
“Since Sony’s announcement at Gamescom of their awesome promotion pricing program for PlayStation All-Stars – where gamers who purchase the PlayStation 3 version also get to download the PS Vita version at no additional cost – it has been great to see gamers getting excited for the PS Vita version.
Our mission: To create the full PS3 experience of PlayStation All-Stars on PS Vita.
By that, we don’t mean a game with similar features carrying the same name. PlayStation All-Stars is about showcasing the possibility of true Cross-Play between PS3 and PS Vita. The feature richness of the PS3 version’s arcade mode, online modes, player progression system and its unlockables and customization, etc… it’s all here on PS Vita. The connectivity and gameplay is a frame-perfect, seamless experience.”
It’s good to see the developers of this game and Sony are completely going out of the way to make everybody happy. Now, the only question that remains is… Will All-Stars be available for download on its first day of release for the PS3? We can only hope for that, but seeing how all-out Sony, Superbot, and Santa Monica Studio even are acting, it is to be expected.
Source: Playstation Blog