Dragon's Crown cross-platform play now live

When Atlus said that Cross-Play was coming soon to VanillaWare's hack 'n' slash Dragon's Crown, it really meant it. Only six days after its announcement, the publisher yesterday rolled out a patch adding cross-platform multiplayer between the PS3 and Vita editions.

It's especially welcome as Atlus had initially said the game wouldn't be able to support Cross-Play. "Unfortunately it's not as simple as just ticking an 'Enable Crossplay' box and having it in the game, or else we totally would have," it said back in April. "There were some technical barriers on the dev side that made cross-play impossible." Evidently the barriers were more like hurdles.

With Cross-Play now joining Cross-Save on the features list, it's even more unfortunate that the game isn't Cross-Buy too.