At the Konami Pre-E3 event yesterday, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima discussed his new ‘lifestyle’ game project that he’s been working on ever since he made the announcement at last year’s E3. ‘Transfarring,’ is a cross-platform game save system allowing gamers to transfer their saves back and forth from their home console to their portable device. This was demonstrated with PS3 and PSP consoles. The process looked relatively painless, giving users the ability to transfer data via a USB cable. It took nearly 10 seconds for a save file to be transferred from the PS3 to PSP. The first game to use the ‘Transfarring’ feature will be Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD for PS3.
Kojima plans a step-by-step process of the ‘Transfarring’ system and will introduce a means to bring PS2 and the NGP to the loop. So regards to Konami published titles on Playstation 2, players will be able to ‘Transfarr’ save files from the original game onto the Playstation 3 and continue their progress. Ultimately, Kojima aims to create ‘Transfarring’ enabled Playstation 3 games.
For owners of a PSP, PS2, and PS3, it seems like a meaningful way to bring together the platforms by making save files uniform throughout.