Sony have just announced Cross Buy at their Gamescom conference in Cologne. We’ve already seen something similar with MotorStorm: RC, Sound Shapes and other games, but this new initiative includes full games such as PlayStation All-Stars, Ratchet & Clank Q-Force and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – you’re able to buy these on either PS3 or PS Vita and get the other version for free.
This is brilliant news for owners of both PS3 and Vita, since you’ll now be able to take these games on the go with you for no extra cost. Hopefully Sony employ this tactic with all of their cross platform games.
You’ll even be able to play the PS3 version of All-Stars with the PS Vita version, thanks to Cross Play.
Four new characters were announced for All-Stars, too: Ratchet (from Ratchet & Clank), Spike (from Ape Escape), Dante (from the upcoming Devil May Cry reboot) and Sackboy, the lovable yet dangerous character from LittleBigPlanet.