December 22, 2009 // 7:36 am
- PSP European Product Manager Adam Grant
has shared a video today for Sony's new PSP AdhocParty, which is now available in Europe on PlayStation Network.
To quote: AdhocParty for PSP is available to download for free from the PlayStation Store on PS3 today!
AdhocParty is an online service that allows PSP owners with a PS3 system to connect to one another via the PlayStation Network. So, how does adhocParty work? PSP titles with adhoc mode traditionally require you to play within close proximity to each other.
AdhocParty changes that. AdhocParty enables you to play games featuring Ad Hoc mode, such as Gran Turismo and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, over the Internet through the PS3. This means that you can make the most of the Ad Hoc Mode functions in some of your favourite games even when none of your friends or fellow players are close by!
Your PSP connects to the PS3 via Wi-Fi, allowing you to chat online with fellow gamers in the SCEE region before jumping into competition from the comforts of each of your respective living rooms.
In addition to all of its competitive and social gaming features, adhocParty for PSP supports voice chat through the Wireless Headset or PlayStation Eye, offering you a complete and immersive gaming experience only available on the PlayStation platform.
To use adhocParty you need to simply connect your PSP to a PlayStation 3 system via a wireless network connection, then access adhocParty to find other players who want to play the same game as you. Just to note that to use adhocParty, your PlayStation3 system must be connected to the internet via a wired broadband connection.
Check out the video below for more details:
Compatible games are currently include Gran Turismo, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite and Dissidia Final Fantasy.
In Gran Turismo Ad Hoc Mode allows you to race in head-to-head events for up to four players, and with adhocParty you can challenge anyone across the region! Join the adhoc Party!