PlayStation 3 and Next Generation Portable (NGP) owners can expect to see a lot of each other if they pick up Trendy Entertainment’s Dungeon Defenders, when it releases later this year. Epic Games Vice President, Mark Rein, has said that the developer is planning to include cross-platform play between the two systems.
“Dungeon Defenders is essentially a PS3 game brought to NGP,” Rein told Eurogamer. “At CES this year, Trendy showed Dungeon Defenders on a Tegra 2 mobile device playing multiplayer against a PlayStation 3. Trendy told me they’re planning to have NGP players playing against PS3 players. So this part is already a reality.
“All they need to add is the ability to save your status in the cloud so you can pick up and play on another device and they’re done. That’s not a hard problem to solve and I suspect Sony will offer a good solution for that via PSN at some point.”
Rein also went as far as to say that NGP is in “the same class” as PlayStation 3.
“This device is certainly in the same class as PlayStation 3. With Unreal Engine 3, we’re able to produce some pretty spectacular visuals on this device already, and we’re just getting started.”
As for whether or not Epic themselves will be on the development train for the portable, Rein replied that their biggest focus right now is “concentrating on Unreal Engine 3”.