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So I wonder if that means we could expect a port of: Borderlands, Medal of Honor, or Bioshock2 (Unreal Engine3)? Or maybe Crysis2 (Cryengine)? That would be pretty darn cool!

NGP Tools and Middleware Developers.

"SCE is pleased to announce The Following middleware companies That Have Their Innovative Technology solutions available right now to support NGP developers:"

Game Engines Game Engines

Blitz Games Blitz Games
Crytek Crytek
Epic Games Epic Games
Terminal Reality Terminal Reality
Trinigy Trinigy
Vicious Cycle Vicious Cycle
Blitz Games Studios :: BlitzTech Blitz Games Studios :: BlitzTech
CryENGINE | Crytek Home | Crytek / CryEngine
Unreal Technology Unreal Technology
Welcome | Infernal Engine&reg Welcome | Infernal Engine&reg
Front Page - Trinigy | Creators of the Vision Game Engine Front Page - Trinigy | Creators of the Vision Game Engine
Vicious Engine Vicious Engine

Physics/AI/Animation Physics / AI / Animation

Havok Havok
NaturalMotion NaturalMotion
Havok - Home Havok - Home
NaturalMotion NaturalMotion

Audio Audio

Audiokinetic Audiokinetic
CRI Middleware CRI Middleware

Firelight Technologies Firelight Technologies
RAD Game Tools RAD Game Tools
Audiokinetic | Home Audiokinetic | Home
CRI Middleware, Inc. CRI Middleware, Inc.
CRI Middleware CRI Middleware
fmod - interactive audio middleware fmod - interactive audio middleware
RAD Game Tools RAD Game Tools

User Interface User Interface

AiLive AiLive
Scaleform Scaleform
AiLive AiLive
Scaleform - home | scaleform Scaleform - home | scaleform

as of January 27, 2011 as of January 27, 2011

*NGP is a codename of next generation portable entertainment system. * NGP is the codename of next generation portable entertainment system.

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Sony Answers Your PlayStation Vita Questions

News by Matthew Kato on June 09, 2011 at 04:15 PM 17,157 Views 49

On its support site, Sony has posted a lengthy FAQ about the Vita ranging from the differences between the regular and 3G versions to LiveArea to why it doesn't do 3D.

From Sony:

PlayStation Vita (previously Next Generation Portable (NGP)) FAQs

Question: When will PS Vita be available?
Answer: There will be a phased roll out from the end of the year 2011 throughout all the SCE regions.

Q: How much will PS Vita cost?
A: It will cost $249 USD for the Wi-Fi version and $299 USD for the 3G version available through AT&T stores.

Q: What is the official name?
A: The official name will be PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). "Vita," which means "Life" in Latin, was chosen as the name for our next-generation portable entertainment system because it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.

Q: PS Vita supports 3G network connectivity, does this mean PS Vita will be sold through cell-phone providers?
A: Partnering with AT&T, which powers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, who will serve as the exclusive service provider for PS Vita in the United States. By having both Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models available, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for you to "encounter," "connect," "discover," "share" and "play" with your friends wherever they are.

Q: Do all PS Vita users have to sign up with a cell phone provider?
A: No. Users can enjoy PS Vita using only Wi-Fi.

Q: How do you buy PS Vita games?
A: You can download PS Vita games and other content from PlayStation Store to a storage media via the Internet or buy the new game medium at retailers.

Q: What game format will the PS Vita use?
A: PS Vita will utilize the new game medium.

Q: Will users be able to access PlayStation Store from both 3G and Wi-Fi?
A: PlayStation Store will be able to be accessed from both 3G and Wi-Fi.

Q: Which carrier will users need to subscribe to use the 3G networks?
A: Partnering with AT&T, which powers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, who will serve as the exclusive service provider for PS Vita in the United States.

Q: Can you use PS Vita as a phone?
A: No

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PlayStation Vita online features detailed at Develop 2011

By Adam Rosenberg | Digital Trends

Sony announced the PlayStation Vita, it’s latest portable gaming system, earlier this year. Details on the device have dribbled out slowly since then, barring the big E3 reveal of the price and 3G service provider in June. The latest update from Sony comes by way of the Develop 2011 conference, where the hardware maker revealed exactly how the PS Vita will work its online magic.

Four of the Vita’s online features were detailed — Near, Party, LiveArea and Activity — according to a report from Eurogamer. Sony Europe R&D manager Phil Rogers does a good job of laying out the basics for each one, so I’ll let his words take it from here…

Near: “What Near does is it allows users to discover each other, leave gifts for each other and essentially find out more about games. You can see where people are in relation to your location, their five most recently played games and also gifts that they’ve registered.”

Party: It sounds like Party compares with Xbox Live’s own party chat; Rogers says that the feature is “really good for having friends together to discuss games, chat about them and get into them.” It’s a “platform-wide” feature that allows up to four friends to link up and chat using voice or text even if they’re not playing the same game. Now if only PlayStation 3 would follow suit.

LiveArea: “The LiveArea is essentially where you go to launch your PlayStation Vita day,” Rogers said. This feature includes three modes, Index, Live and Game. It sounds like a central menu interface from which you can learn about new DLC and update releases for a given game. Developers will also be able to make use of the device’s GPS features, though what could be done with that isn’t clear.

Activity: Activity sounds like it is connected in some way to LiveArea. As Rogers describes it, “Activity is a way for players to discuss progress. The system automatically puts a few activities in there [such as Trophies and ratings]. That encourages people to then comment similar to Facebook style.”

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Picking up my Vita today. I already have Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Touch My Katamari (since the games were released last week).

Anybody else getting one?:confused
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