Back at Gamescom earlier in the year, Sony announced that you’d soon be able to use the PlayStation Vita (that’s the handheld that followed the PSP, remember?) as a controller for the PlayStation 3. This would give PS3 users a touchscreen controller, rear touchpad and an additional screen all linked to their console. Basically, it gives PS3 users a Wii U controller.

This new feature is making its debuted next week, but it will be restricted to games that support it. At present, that game (singular) is LittleBigPlanet 2. Sackboy and pals will be getting a new piece of DLC imaginatively named the “LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Pack”. The DLC sends Sackboy on a new adventure with a bunch of space pirates in search of lost treasure. The levels are built around making use of the PSV inputs, and will feature new level-building tools that’ll help you make levels designed for the PSV controller.

This new Cross-Controller feature will spread to further games as soon as developers pick it up, so it won’t be a LittleBigPlanet only thing. Hopefully it sees more game integration than the Xbox 360’s SmartGlass is seeing. The “LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Pack” DLC is out on 19 December; it’s pegged at €4.99, so that’s about R60 on our local store.

Source: The PlayStation Blog