Remote play for Vita on nearly all PS4 games

The PlayStation 4, according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, will have almost all PS4 games support Remote Play on the PS Vita. In other words, you’ll be able to play nearly all PS4 games on the handheld, if the remarkable feature stays embedded with the final product.

Sony has assured Vita Remote Play for all upcoming PS4 games – except those that require the use of its bundled stereoscopic camera, the PS4 Eye.

“Yes, it’s true unless the game requires specific hardware like the camera,” confirmed Yoshida on Twitter, “It will be great to play PS4 games on PS Vita.”

Remote play, as reported by Digital Foundry, works by downscaling the 1080p framebuffer to the Vita’s native 960×544 resolution, using the PS4′s in-built hardware h.264 video encoder to compress the image. This is then beamed out over WiFi to the Vita, which decodes the video and sends back controller inputs to the PlayStation 4.

If Sony can manage to give us a seamless console-handheld experience on-par with the Wii U,  it could be the very thing that sets it ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox One. The only real question left is: How well will it work?



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