US, PAL regions get adhoc Party for PlayStation Portable

adhocParty

The PSP’s adhoc Party is a service which allows PSP games which use ad hoc (local) wireless multiplayer to be played online, using a PS3’s internet connection. While a convenient feature, the question is: how many people own a PSP, one of the compatible games, and a PS3 connected to the internet? (Admittedly, I do.)

The service also includes voice and text chat functionality, with users meeting up in lobbies. Chat rooms can be created about particular subjects, and in them? People discuss those subjects.

adhoc Party has been running in Japan for just over a year now. According to Wikipedia, over 226 games are compatible with the service, though not all of them are listed.

When released (apparently “soon”), the service will be free to download from the PS3’s PlayStation Store.

[PlayStation.Blog.Europe via GamesIndustry.Biz]

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