Capcom is working on bringing some of their popular arcade games from the 1980s and 1990s to the Sony PlayStation Portable. You know the routine: Strider, Street Fighter, Captain Commando, 1941, and so on. What catches my interest in this report from Next Generation is that the collection seeks to recreate the old arcade multiplayer experience of allowing Player 2 to jump in and out of the game on a whim.
[A]d-hoc networking is said to allow players to jump into or out of multiplayer titles just like putting quarters into an old arcade game would. Various screen options that take advantage of the PSP's wide format will also be available.
There's something you don't see everyday. Many arcade ports include multiplayer options, but I can't recall such a collection using network play to allow other players to dip in and out of games at a moment's notice. It's an intriguing idea and I'm interested in how Capcom implements the plan. The arcade games themselves have been around the block time and time again, but this networking feature has me curious about this one.