Sony’s stage show continues with a DLC pack being shown for LittleBigPlanet 2. It’s a pack which allows you to use the Vita, along with its second screen and touch controls, to control Sackboy on your PlayStation 3.
Elements of the gameplay used the rear and front touch panels to control elements of the scenery like platforms and bounce blocks. It’s much as we’ve seen in footage from the Vita’s LBP gameplay before but used in interesting ways alongside your big screen. Use the vita to scan the scene on TV and pick out clues to puzzles. Jump Sackboy down a chute and onto the Vita screen to complete areas as needed. The possibilities are tantalising and it all looked very exciting indeed.
With Nintendo’s Wii U bringing its tablet controller and Microsoft pushing the Smartglass initiative, Sony had to answer with what we all knew they had in reserve and this demonstration has done that conclusively. The message is clear: Vita can be PlayStation 3’s second screen and it works beautifully.