Limbo on PS Vita supports cross-buy

Playdead's puzzle platformer now available for PS Vita; $15 purchase gets gamers portable and PlayStation 3 versions.

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Limbo for the PlayStation Vita supports Sony's cross-buy system, developer Playdead announced today. The game is available now in the United States on PlayStation Network for $15.

Limbo launches tomorrow in Europe on PSN for €12.99/£9.99.

Through the cross-buy promotion, gamers who purchase the PS Vita version will also receive the PlayStation 3 version at no extra cost. Limbo originally came to PS3 in 2011.

The game is a collaboration between Playdead and Double Eleven, which co-developed Little Big Planet for the PS Vita.

According to Playdead CEO Dino Patti, the teams have been working hard to adapt the game for the PS Vita "without compromising the experience."

Limbo puts players in the shoes of a small child who must find his way through a black-and-white world filled with puzzles and dangerous, often deadly, obstacles.

The game won critical acclaim upon release, which was followed by a small avalanche of award nominations that yielded multiple Interactive Achievement Awards and a Game Developers Choice Award.

Discussion

49 comments
R_Brizzle02
R_Brizzle02

This is cool! I just got a PSN card code for FREE! :D freepsncodes●cc

saint311
saint311

wow, so I DO get it for free on PS Vita since I already have it on PS3 (per the PSN store).  ...now just to get that PS Vita...

hadlee73
hadlee73

FYI Playdead contacted PlayStation Lifestyle and it was confirmed cross buy works both ways for Limbo. So if you already own the PS3 version, you get the Vita version for free.

Nova_Prime_85
Nova_Prime_85

so glad i had held back

now its time to scoop this one up

da_chub
da_chub

So I bought this for my ps3, where is my vita version???

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

The cross play feature in Sony's games is really cool.

mattress805
mattress805

This game is a masterpiece! One of the best XBLA games I've ever played; top 3 easily. All PS3 owners should get this one.

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

I'm new to the Playstation - is this common with Sony?  Seems very cool of them to offer this kind of a deal. 

Not exactly the kind of deal MS would have offered me.

charlton3k
charlton3k

Does the crossbuy work the other way round, I bought it on the psn already for the ps3. Think I got it through ps+ actually

ajay1708
ajay1708

Don't play this game if you have even the slightest fear of spiders. I had to learn the hard way :(

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

i gotta try it Vita and portables alike need games like this hope they make a retail proper versión someday!!! but way to go!!!!

ilantis
ilantis

I think "cross-buy" is a banned word in Microsoft's HQ . Way to go sony, I hope nintendo does this too with their titles (eg: Monster Hunter)

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

Dont let this game slip past you! It's amazing! 

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Nice little game. Played it because it was on PS Plus.

Enjoyed many of these indie games I wouldnt have experienced through PS Plus.

saint311
saint311

but i already got it on PS3...  =\  maybe if they had retroactive cross-platform...  =D

knyght1008
knyght1008

Well I know 360 and XBL games are not compatible with the X1, but has Sony made any official announcement on PSN games being compatible on PS4?

Sonumb92
Sonumb92

Awesome! Now if only the Hotline Miami people would get off their asses...

wdma
wdma

awesome i've been meaning to get this game for a while now and a PSV version just sealed the deal for me

Emerald_Scott
Emerald_Scott

I know this is irrelevant but this article and the previous one are about limbo. Is Eddie trying to tell us something?

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

all games should be cross-buy no matter the platform : xbox , PS4 or PC or tablet or phone or oculus rift.


people that buy the same game 3 times ( Xbox , PS4 and PC) are MORONS

CBN16
CBN16

I wish I didn't already get it on Steam :\

I'd prefer it on the Vita.

ryan_eyeball
ryan_eyeball

So if I bought it on my PS3, will I be able to play on the Vita for free?

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

Sony is doing it wrong. They're suppose to be nickel and dimming us for every penny we have. They need to take a page from the likes of EA and Microsoft on how it's done.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Yay for more exclusive games on the Vita?  u.u

killjoi
killjoi

Sweet, I've already bought the game on PS3. Can't wait to play it on my Vita for free.

SBillBerg
SBillBerg

@saint311 Actually, yes you do.  I had bought it on PS3.  Went on with my Vita.  Was able to download it no charge.

surferosh
surferosh

@da_chub   i was wondering about the same thing.. i bought it off PSN.. and if they want it to support cross play, maybe they should make the game available to PS Vita owners if they have bought the PS3 version. 

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

@IndremaLover discounts , free games , crossbuys  is just another average things that happen on playstation , they already doing this since mid 2012. 
and i hope microsoft doing this too in the near future

jakass13
jakass13

@IndremaLover It's not uncommon. a few other games they have done this with are Playstation all stars, ratchet and clank full frontal assault, guacamelee!, and sound shapes.

surferosh
surferosh

@charlton3k   not sure.. waiting for confirmation on that.. i bought it for my Ps3 off the PSN... i wonder if it will be available for the Vita at no extra cost.

surferosh
surferosh

@ajay1708    man, you are right.. THAT spider was freaking scary when it emerged out of the shadows... i literally ran away from it !

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

@samarjanka So you mean to tell us that your friend convinced you to get divorced and have twins? Plenty of time for Limbo on the go with all that "money". Please refrain your poor scams that may have worked when the internet was first introduced elsewhere.  

surferosh
surferosh

@EL_Bomberdor   yep.. .and i am glad that Sony is paying even more attention to indie devs for the PS4... better catalog of games at relatively cheaper prices.. 

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@knyght1008 The last I heard was that current gen PSN games would not be compatible with the PS4, but they were looking into Gaikai for streaming older games.

SBillBerg
SBillBerg

@surferosh @da_chub It should be available to you.  I just logged on with my Vita, went to "Limbo" and it was available to download (didn't have to purchase it again).

surferosh
surferosh

@Gallowhand @knyght1008   and that would most likely involve a paid subscription model to work i guess.. will know more details around E3.. 

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@raahsnavj @MatrixGamer78 @mattress805  

Just read all comments again then tell me what's wrong. 

tb0rg0
tb0rg0

@killjoi @tb0rg0 actually i just looked in the forum and someone said they were able to download it free after purchasing the ps3 one long ago