Game Launching, Where Are Thou?
Last night a couple of us met in PlayStation HOME before going over to CoD4 to (try to) shoot each other up. It would have been nice to be able to go into the game together as a party. Really nice.
But you know, CoD4 doesn’t support that. Neither does CoD5. Third party titles I know. But what about MotorStorm: Pacific Rift and LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2? Where’s the game launching love from those games? Game launching is one of the truly useful features of PlayStation HOME, in my mind. Tonight I’m going to test the original MotorStorm, I heard that it might have game launching patched in.
But really, Sony needs to wake up and get game launching into all their games. If Sony wants people to actually use HOME, they really really need to do that.
Plus two more things:
One. Make it faster. Man it takes a long time to load.
Two. Get rid of all the stoppage. When I choose HOME from my XMB, I don’t want to Connect this and confirm that and read the other thing. I want to get into HOME dag nabbit! I want to go right to the last space I was in before. And give us the option of booting the PS3 directly into HOME so that it becomes a useful way of launching games! Turn on the PS3, go take a piss, and come back into HOME. How nice.
UPDATE: I just tried it in HOME, and game launching is not supported by MotorStorm (either one, and I’m up to date for each). I don’t know why so many people on the web are saying that it is.