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. 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?