PSP Remaster Series and Multiplayer


The PSP Remaster series will use adhoc party for its multiplayer-based PSP games. Adhoc party is available for download via the PlayStation Store and is a software that turns your PS3 into a server of sorts for connecting the PSP to users around the world.

[spoiler intro="This is how Adhoc is described by the wiki"]The purpose of this software is to extend the PlayStation Portable’s adhoc game function using the PlayStation Network through the PlayStation 3′s built-in wi-fi. Therefore it is not compatible with the non-wifi enabled PlayStation 3 20GB model (CECHB00). The PlayStation 3 must be connected to the Internet with a broadband network (wired) connection since the wireless connection is used as a server for the PlayStation Portable. Another constraint is the PlayStation Portable user must remain close to the PlayStation 3 so the PS3 to PSP wi-fi connection is still active during ad hoc playtime. This software therefore benefits those with a PSP who wish to play online but have no wireless internet connection available to them or ad-hoc only multiplayer games.

The PSP to PSP ad hoc connection is replaced by a PSP to PS3 ad hoc connection to allow online gaming on a global scale through the PlayStation Network enabled PlayStation 3. It allows advanced online multiplayer functions on the PlayStation Portable such as voice chat using the PlayStation 3 official bluetooth headset or the PlayStation Eye webcam’s microphone. Text chat, known as “lobby chat”, is also possible within public (“Free”) rooms and private (“Password”) rooms.[5][6] The PlayStation 3 official Wireless Keypad is also supported, however, users must press the Enter key to begin typing.[/spoiler]

That’s the basic rundown. Here is the kicker, and this may not sit well with many users: you must have a wired connection in order to use Adhoc Party. You can have 3 users on a PSP and the host on the PS3 in the same room with the remaster series, which is just awesome. This was confirmed by the quirky group over at Famitsu, as seen below, using none other than Monster Hunter 3rd HD ( go figure right).

So when Peace Walker lands on the PS3 you will need to have adhoc party and be familiar with its functions in order to get some MP gaming on. Thoughts on wired connection only? Have many of you even heard of Adhoc party?

Source:Famitsu


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Cheeto on August 13th, 2011

    Now I know what Adhoc party is, now I just need to find me 3 Japanese friends and I am set!

  2. #2 by ZFM12 on August 13th, 2011 [ 1415 Points ]

    Don’t know if i’m the only but i havr no idea what means

  3. #3 by FrogmanTM on August 14th, 2011 [ 4768 Points ]

    For me personally, I don’t mind the wired requirement because I already have that. My question is does everyone need their own copy of the game, or can you “share” the game with your party?

  4. #4 by Pedro on August 14th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Cheeto: Now I know what Adhoc party is, now I just need to find me 3 Japanese friends and I am set!  

    lol…

    Same here, I’d say wired connection kind of bothers me, because I use wireless, but then again, I won’t be doing this because I don’t even know that many psp users ;p (well, close to me anyway)

  5. #5 by Jason on August 14th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    FrogmanTM: For me personally, I don’t mind the wired requirement because I already have that. My question is does everyone need their own copy of the game, or can you “share” the game with your party?  

    You need your own copy of the game for ps3 obviously. If your referring to psp, some games offer gamesharing over adhoc but are extremely laggy.

    ZFM12: Don’t know if i’m the only but i havr no idea what means  

    Means you will have to use adhoc for the psp remaster series games. So you must create a room, have friends join the room, launch the game into multiplayer and have friends find your lobby within that room. Its rather disappointing on Sony’s end that they dont just infrastructure it but that would require re-programming so it makes sense

  6. #6 by ZFM12 on August 14th, 2011 [ 1415 Points ]

    That seems like alot of work and thaxs Jason for explaining it to me

  7. #7 by Jason on August 14th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    No problem it will seem very akward for newcomers. the easiest way to look at is how it is layed out. you make a house in adhoc and invite friends over (literally its a house) from there chat works so you can tell them im in this server for this game etc and they can figure it out

  8. #8 by mowmow on August 15th, 2011 [ 11175 Points ]

    If it’ll mean that i will actually find someone that will want to play the monster hunter remasters with me, I wouldn’t mind using the wire.

  9. #9 by Jason on August 15th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    mowmow: If it’ll mean that i will actually find someone that will want to play the monster hunter remasters with me, I wouldn’t mind using the wire.  

    Ad me mowmow. I have about 26 or so friends who are getting it

  10. #10 by wolfkin on August 15th, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    i just deleted Ad hoc party last month.. not that I even have a PSP (need one) but yeah i remember reading about it when it came out.

  11. #11 by VesperiaJPN on August 18th, 2011 [ 110 Points ]

    Hello. I pre-ordered MHP3 HD, and I have a question about ad hoc. I don’t not own a PSP nor know any one who has MHP3 so I won’t be needing that, do I still need a wired connection to use ad hoc? One problem is that My router is far away from my PS3, and I’m hoping I can still use Wi-Fi to still play online in MHP3 HD with other people ?

    I pretty much feel like an idiot, but I am really confused.


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