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Need for Speed: Most Wanted under consideration for Vita Cross Buy scheme

Wednesday, 15th August 2012 08:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Need for Speed: Most wanted may participate in Cross Buy, meaning you might get two versions of the game for one cover fee.

A EA representative told IGN that the publisher is interested in Sony’s Cross Buy scheme, which gives a free copy of a Vita game to those who buy the PlayStation 3 version.

“We’re taking it under consideration, but we have no specific plans to announce at this time,” the spokesperson said, specifically with regards to Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

The anticipated racer is due on PC, PlayStation 3, Vita and Xbox 360 on October 20 in the US and November 2 in Europe, with a mobile tie in expected on Android and for iOS.

DmC, Sly Cooper and Ratchet and Clank: Q Force will also support Cross Buy, which Sony detailed during its gamescom 2012 presentation .

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11 Comments

  1. mtnman3888

    Love this idea, they finally are getting it right with the cross buy program they have been using for PSN games like sound shapes. While I still want original IP’s, this hits the sweet spot for games like this. It convinced me to pre-order PS All Stars and Sly 4.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ASBI

    I think this idea justifies digital purchase

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Fin

    Man, it’d really push up PS3/Vita’s market share if you have a buy-one-get-the-other-free deal.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. aseddon130

    I’m buying this game regardless for the Vita, so if i bag the PS3 version for a few quid more then lucky me :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Ignatius_Cheese

    That’s not on :(

    I’ve already pre-ordered this 360 side so that I can continue the exploits of Burnout Paradise with the BOP crew…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    But how will they make money on Vita then ?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. psxman

    “DmC [..] will also support Cross Buy”
    That must be a typo for Playstation Battle Royale W/ Cheese, right?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    @6
    It will be digital purchases only – hence no resale losses for the publisher – and if it’s EA full RRP on PSN. Still quite good value but that’s where the publisher makes the money back.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Fin

    @8

    Nope, digital and retail.

    http://www.shoptonews.net/2012/08/14/playstation-cross-buy-applies-to-digital-and-retail-purchases/

    (though you do only get a digital copy of the version you get free, maybe that’s what you meant)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @9
    Ah right – no I didn’t know that. That’s pretty good then. That does open them up to “Buy retail online, get free Vita version, trade in PS3 version”. But with decent cross save features you have an incentive to keep them both. I’m rapidly shifting to digital only anyway.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    This can potentially entice all hardcore ps3 gamers to buy a vita as they can get many good exclusives on vita for free.

    #11 2 years ago

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