In disappointing news today, it has been confirmed that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend players will still have to deal with a lack of cross-platform play and online lobbies.

While cross-platform play with the PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4 and online lobbies were missing from the original Chrono Phantasma release, fans are sure to be disappointed at the fact that they won’t be included in this Extend release either.

The console versions can support a 64 player lobby with a “My Room” function that lets players decorate their lobby with furniture and fixtures with currency earned through playing the game and through DLC purchases. On the other hand, Vita owners will be getting the same online experience that Chrono Phantasma had when it was released in 2014 – online, but no lobbies.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend is set to release on April 23, 2015 in Japan. There is still no word on a Western release, but when there is, be sure that The Vita Lounge will be on top of it.

  • Lester Paredes

    That stinks. It’s always a bad feeling being treated like the red-headed step-child.

  • Kayseur

    Given that we’re not even getting a proper physical release, it was safe to assume they weren’t going to give this version lots of attention. I remember the producer saying he was making the games on handhelds mainly because he wanted nomad players to be able to enjoy the story — not emphasizing the fighting part.

    I’m still going to double dip and get the Vita to train, and home release for netplay.