Lone Survivor will be coming to PlayStation platforms this summer with new content, Trophies, Cross Buy and Cross Save.
In case you haven't heard, Lone Survivor is pretty good. An independently developed 2D survival-horror game, it earned accolades from many critics, some of whom regarded it as one of the best horror titles in years. Originally released for Mac and PC, it will soon be bumping elbows with the console crowd. Curve Studios has revealed that it will be working with the game's creator, Jasper Byrne, to port Lone Survivor to the PS3 and Vita. Slated for release this summer, the PS3/Vita versions of Lone Survivor will feature exclusive content including new items, locations, and side quests not available in the original game.
Lone Survivor will be the second major indie game announced in recent months to be receiving a PS3/Vita port. These ports are likely a result of concerted efforts by Sony to bring more indie games to their hardware. For Jasper Byrne, it didn't take much convincing. "Lone Survivor's release on PlayStation consoles is a dream come true for me," said Byrne. "I've been a big fan of Sony's hardware all my life. I really hope the PS3 and Vita owners enjoy the game and its new content."
In addition to the extra content, Lone Survivor will come packaged with new PSN Trophies as well as Cross Buy and Cross Save options. Buying the game on one platform will yield a free copy for the other, and with Cross Save, players will be able to move their game seamlessly between the two versions at will.
The presence of Cross Buy is heartening as individuals within Sony itself have pointed to it being one of the keys to making the Vita a more enticing purchase. Then again, the recent Japanese price cut seems to be doing more than well enough on that front. Vita sales in Japan have risen dramatically, even eclipsing its main competitor, the 3DS, in the most recent sales charts. Even so, a steady stream of content like Lone Survivor can only help matters. Hopefully we'll be seeing more games like it coming to PlayStation platforms in the future.