These days, you need an online multiplayer mode – for better or for worse – in order to have the ultimate in widespread appeal. This goes double for games that lend themselves to multiplayer fun, like sports and racing titles.

Obviously, it'll be huge for Gran Turismo 5 but unfortunately, true multiplayer has been lacking in Gran Turismo PSP since its launch last week. Basically, we only have the option of ad/hoc multiplayer, which means you can only play with other players who are within wireless range. That stays the same for us lowly US players but those situated in Japan can now utilize their PS3 to race online in GT PSP. As reported by Examiner.com , players can link up to the PS3, which in turn sends out a wireless signal that will let you connect with other PSP players. Basically, when doing this, the PSP still thinks it's in standard ad/hoc mode; it's just using the PS3 as the main connection source. This may sound super new and neat-o, but the tricky feature was already available in the PSP iteration of Monster Hunter , so it won't come as a huge surprise to Japanese gamers. But as we just mentioned, this will only be available in Japan so North American and European GT PSP owners will have to be happy with regular ol' ad/hoc multiplayer, which isn't a terrible option.  Better than nothing, no?

Of course, there's no predicting the future. If there's enough demand for it, you can bet Sony will find a way to bring this feature – or true online multiplayer – to this region for GT PSP.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo PSP

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kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Damn, wish this was in North America too 🙁 i really don't see why it can't be but w/e i guess i won't get this game then.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

Oh ad hoc party? I love that! I use that when I play monster hunter. You can get it from the japan psn.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Whoa!

Bring that to the US ASAP!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

thought you guys said the game blew.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

This isn't new. Ad-hoc Party has been out in Japan for a while now and if you have a jppsn download it and watch a youtube vid on where to go and you're done.

Last time I heard, Ad-hoc party was coming to the US sometime in fall or winter so get ready to get your ad-hoc only games ready, oh, and don't forget your headset/bluetooth because you can voice chat during games via PS3/PSN.

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

I don't understand why PSP devs don't just include an infrastructure mode. You shouldn't need a PS3 for this, the PSP is perfectly capable of it on its own.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Well you have to consider that infastructure mode takes up about 1/3 of the processing power the PSP has and with a game like GT for example it needs all the power that's available.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

I noticed the "big surprise" twitter you guys made.. would that be the psp uncharted?

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Or maybe the Uncharted 2 250GB PS3 bundle.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Awwww.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Haha 😉
I had three "W"s (internet address), that's why it's pending for moderator approval.
Epic LOL.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

I've had that happen to me, too.

You can just go back in and edit the post and take out the three "w"s.


Last edited by Orvisman on 10/7/2009 9:30:18 AM

Metallisnake
Metallisnake
11 years ago

I have have always wondered y the us doesn't get thje same treatment as japan sumtimes…..I mean r we not worthy of some of these games and features that japan offers to it japanese demographic…….I went to the jap store and they have evrything we have almost in our store games like killzone 2 resistance and uncharted…but will it cost them just go give us games like final fanatasy and grand turisimo I mean sh** were fu**ing americia shouldn't we get evrything……ok now I'm jus being obnoxious and ignorant I end my rant

Dingodial
Dingodial
11 years ago

it gets on my nerves that Sony complains about being in last place here in America YET they are not willing to give us what they give Japan.

kiwami_nemesis
kiwami_nemesis
11 years ago

GT psp is a great game it would be nice to play it online in the us.