Sony might have just announced their impressive cross-buy program to the masses, but it seems that other companies are looking into it already. First on the list of 3rd-party publishers to publicly admit that they’re considering the program is EA, who are “considering” giving a free Vita copy of Need for Speed: Most Wanted away with any PS3 purchase.
“We’re taking it under consideration, but we have no specific plans to announce at this time,” an EA spokesperson told IGN when questioned about the possibility. Given that the game launches in just two months, a resolute answer has to be coming soon.
I’ve just got one problem with this: if it’s anything like EA’s Madden 13, and doesn’t allow for cross-compatibility at all, this would be relatively worthless. Could you imagine how beautiful it would be to play the Burnout Paradise-like game for hours on your TV, then bring it to class or work with you and continue exploring the luscious open-world map where you left off? If you had to play everything independently of one another, well… it’d be nice to get a free copy on the Vita, but not exactly practical.
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