PlayStation All-Stars Headlines Sony’s Cross Buy

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.


  1. Loveable but dangerous lol

  2. Now they just made cross play between Vita and PS3 a lot more interesting. I don’t think that 3rd parties will follow them with full retail titles, but it’s a good start.


  4. yay!

  5. I know new Dante gets stick enough on all the other DmC stories but come on! I was genuinely swayed towards All Stars purely for Dante, but not anymore…they need to get me back off the fence.

    • Their will still be about 2 more skins.

  6. So instead of including the Dante from DMC1-4 who is generally liked by everyone, they have decided to include that middle finger and complete murder of the character who i swear will just be a moany git or just very annoying. Makes sense, i mean it’s not like anyone was going to buy this just for the old Dante. Oh wait…

    I did mistake Spike’s upclose shot for a shot of Zidane from FF9. In fact, why are there no FF characters? As many people bought a PS1 due to Cloud,Squall and Zidane.

    • I’m pretty sure Capcom called the shots for which Dante would be standard, but there will be alternative outfits so no sweat.

    • Yeah, Final Fantasy was one of the PS1s most valuable franchises. If they fail to include one of those characters it will be a huge mistake. I’m really not impressed by this game but a FF character would definitely sway me in the right direction.

  7. Was it just me that didn’t know R&C: QForce was coming to Vita? That’s awesome!

    • Looks like that’s been glossed over but I’m pretty sure that wasn’t announced until now

      • Yeah, looks like it was just announced. Definite buy now.

  8. Motorstorm RC, Hustle Kings, and now this – great move and really hope more games follow suit

  9. I hope this is introduced for 3rd party titles like FIFA as that would really expand the market/sales of the Vita especially.

  10. great move by Sony.

    • 100% Disagree with Dante (Everything ruddy hates the redesign) has a good move.

      lol but yeah all the rest are, still…. no signs of a certain Skeleton knight. I’m now worried that he’s been forgotten in history. :(

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