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adhocParty for PSP Available Soon

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Hi everyone! Great news for all of you Ad Hoc fans out there –adhocParty for the PSP system, which first launched in Japan last year, is coming to North America! AdhocParty is an online service that allows PSP owners with a PS3 system to connect to one another via the PlayStation Network. It will be available as a free download on the PlayStation Store soon.

So, how does adhocParty work? PSP titles with adhoc mode traditionally require you to play within close proximity to each other. AdhocParty takes advantage of the interoperable capabilities of the PSP and PS3 systems. It enables you to play games featuring Ad Hoc mode, such as Gran Turismo and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, over the Internet through the PS3. Your PSP connects to the PS3 via Wi-Fi, allowing you to chat online with fellow gamers in North America 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.

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We’ll have more details for you soon. Enjoy!

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188 Comments

  • Woah, was not expecting this to come over to America.

  • 2nd Sweet! This this gonna be like pico chat?

  • Wow thats great cant wait

  • NissanFlyboy

    Omg Amazing! I can’t wait!

  • Awsome! Nice to see it finally in english.

  • Good Stuff!

  • Yes! Thank you SCEA! I can finally delete my JP version. Hope you release it soon.

  • Sweet!

  • Like several others already stated, this is quite the pleasant surprise. Did not expect this to make it to NA. Thanks!

  • about time! yes!

  • sounds awesome. i’ve never tried the multiplayer on the psp at all, but this sounds like a good time for me to start.

    i hope there will be more kool psp&ps3 features coming soon.

  • OK OK, ….now when?

  • when can we expect this?

  • YES!!!!!!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

  • That’s sweet.

  • OHHHHYEAHHH…

    have been asking for this since I learned it was released in Japan months ago.

    THANKS

  • Now you’re talkin’!

  • Awesome!! Can’t wait to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with ad hoc party!

  • This is great news. Good work SCEA.

  • Oh wow! I was wondering when this would release! Gran Turismo online here I come!

  • WoW…this is sweet. Will I need a psp 3000 and up for this? can we get a vid to see how it works?

  • SWEET!

  • GrayFox2510

    Funny, just yesterday I was looking at the JP Ad-hoc. Too bad my PS3 is not within range of my modem to hook it up via LAN, so I probably won’t get much use out of it, anyway.

  • will it be coming to europe aswell anytime??

  • will it be coming to europe aswell anytime?

  • So much win.

    *Tears*

  • ROLO_ONFIRE

    This is great

  • Khazar21

    It will be free anyway. It’s also region free

  • #22 i feel ur pain im in the same boat have to drill holes in floor to run just 1 more eathernet line damn guess ill have to darnit good job sony ty very much

  • OMG….Thank You Sooo Much Sony….this adds soo much replay value to games..can we have it next thursday :)

  • I know a lot of people who will be psyched about this (myself included!)

  • SPOOKULA209

    this is great for psp owners who play games online. maybe the go will benefit from this

  • good job sony , i have found myself dedicating a lot more game time to my psp go than before ( partly because of all the great games that just came out on the system ) and their online functionalities and with this feature i will take other games like Gran Turismo online , thank you

  • Come on SCEA….. announce cross game chat too and you will make this the best Thanksgiving ever….LOL

  • this cool maybe you can get play TV over as well

  • Guessing this is a typo “adhocParty for PSP supports voice chat through the Wireless Headset of PlayStation Eye,”. Guessing there should be an “or” instead of an “of” in that sentence

  • All I can say is, It’s about freakin’ time!

  • “Close proximity” is a redundant phrase!

  • So let me get this straight, any PSP game that plays Ad-Hoc, can not in turn be played as Infrastructure with this new feature? If so, then this is awesome news!!

  • Finally yes!

  • FINALLY

  • AvoidTalkingMice

    About flippin’ time! Now if the go was about $100 cheaper, i would get a new PSP to prep for it.

  • Finally! This is great news. Wish I didn’t have to use a wired connection to use it but still great news.

  • Dice_for_Death_

    Wow. It took long enough. I was not expecting to wake up to this news. Astounding. +1, Sony.

  • YES!!!!!! Now, when’s it coming out?

  • SpiritThief

    So this means I don’t have worry about wifi for my online gaming on the PSP? Or will this only be for supported titles? Meaning blacklogs are left in the dust.

    If so then I think I will finally get one.

  • Great news, very unexpected.

  • So does this mean I can play dissidia over the internet?

  • TYPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Playstation Eye isn’t wireless!

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