…Transfarring? What the hell?
We’re still a couple days out from the real E3 stuff – but Konami’s press conference is live online already, and the mystery of why Hideo Kojima had been absent is solved. He’s been working on transfarring (yes, that’s what it’s called.) Transfarring will be included in the Metal Gear Solid HD collection (Coming November 2011 – and featured non-emulated versions of MGS: Peace Walker, MGS 2, and MGS Snake Eater out for both PS3 and Xbox 360), and what it amounts to is you can play the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker on your PS3 and then push your save file to your PSP and continue where you left of on your portable device. Heading back home? Transfar your save back to the PS3, and you can resume on your giant TV.
Once you’ve moved your game onto the PSP from your PS3, that data is locked on the console to prevent versions from getting out of sync.
Future plans for transfarring will incorporate PS3, NGP and even PS2 titles. The possibilities here get pretty wide open, and opens up the PSP and NGP to a lot of new titles – and starts to speak to the actual power of NGP that we’ve only touched the surface of.