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Yoshida Tweets About Remote Play

While Remote Play does seem like a very cool feature, many are still hazy on the details.

So, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida has given us some pertinent info via Twitter (and as summarized at DualShockers).

When asked if the "Vita does any work at all" during the process of connecting to the PS4, Yoshida replied:

"Vita takes your input, receives and decodes video from PS4 very fast."

He also re-confirmed a fact we already knew, which is that Remote Play won't support titles that require special input devices, such as "dance games." Everything else works on a system level, which means that it doesn't require additional support from developers. Lastly, we learn that the Remote Play feature doesn't require an extra big memory card for the Vita, which is good news from a financial standpoint. Those cards are hardly cheap, as most of you are well aware.

I'm still not sure how well the controls will translate between PS4 and Vita for the same game, but I guess we'll find out. The question is whether or not this feature will increase popularity for Sony's new portable after the PS4 launches... I'd like to think it will but I kinda doubt it.

Tags: ps4 and vita, playstation 4 and vita, remote play, ps vita and ps4

8/18/2013 9:14:40 PM John Shepard

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Comments (22 posts)

MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:18:25 PM
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You double tap R1 and L1 buttons for R2 buttons and you triple tap R1 and L1 buttons for R3 buttons lol

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coverton341
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 2:05:16 PM

Unfortunately it's a bit worse than that. The top of the back touch pad region is the L2/R2 buttons, and the lower region of the rear touch pad is the L3/R3 buttons.

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JROD0823
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 11:19:00 PM

@coverton341,

And as long as you mind where you place your fingers on the back, why exactly is that a problem?

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:30:04 PM
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Has Sony ever explained why remote play is never coming to PS3? It's been done by hackers so we know its possible.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:46:56 PM

I read hackers even got non-BC PS3s to play PS2 games.

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akmdpc
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:48:28 PM

My biggest question too. What a wasted opportunity. I keep waiting for them to announce that they're completely opening up remote play on the PS3 but am still disappointed. It would give a much needed, small boost to the Vita but for some reason I cannot fathom they're against implementing it. Ni No Kuni being played on the Vita is just what I need. The current list of PS3 remote play titles is PATHETIC and remote play was a selling point when the Vita was first announced. Not sure what the heck went wrong.

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:49:22 PM

@world, Seriously? If true that's shady of Sony to withhold features people obviously desire and for no good reason.

@akmdc, it was a selling point for me too and I'm pretty irked Sony lied about it when advertising the Vita. I posted one of their Vita ads below and they clearly say and show that the Vita was going to feature remote play for PS3 games. Specifically Killzone 3.

Last edited by Jawknee on 8/18/2013 10:54:09 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:06:56 PM

Custom firmware uses the emulator of the PS2 classics, check it out: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=526722

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/18/2013 11:07:36 PM

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:20:32 PM

Pft, I understand they want to sell games but c'mon. This should be available to us since we've already bought these games. Many of them anyway.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 10:47:31 AM

yeah that pretty lame, I wouldn't even care if they just charged a little for the emulator.

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JROD0823
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 11:40:01 PM

It's a little ridiculous that everyone is still upset about losing backwards compatibility for PS1/2 discs.

If people were so concerned about it, they should have bought one of the PS3 SKUs that offered it early on in its life cycle, and kept the thing in pristine condition.

Or they could have bought a few spare PS2s once they hit $99 and used them to play PS1/2 games (What a novel idea! /sarcasm/).

Seriously, a PS2 slim has an unbelievably small footprint, and complaints about having to place a PS2 on the same shelf as a PS3 are petty and stupid.

It's a dead and moot subject, and has been for years, so why keep bringing it up?

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:47:54 PM
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At the 0:35 mark it advertises PS3 games via remote play, specifically Killzone 3. Here we are and I still can't play Killzone 3 via remote play. False advertising.

http://youtu.be/xkKNxQvc2Gs

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Killa Tequilla
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:46:38 PM

Not that I care for remote play, but have you contacted Sony about this? This seems odd... Maybe PSVita isn't selling well enough for them to invest and care anymore?

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Jawknee
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 12:24:32 AM

Sent a tweet to him about an hour ago. I'll update if he responds. I don't see why the lack of sales would cause them to halt one of their main selling points. In my mind adding remote play for PS3 games is a positive that could help sell units. Not a negative.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:48:55 PM
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I wonder how much the public is into this feature. I'll just stick with my TV I reckon.

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:52:08 PM

It's awesome on the Wii U. Being able to kick back and play your games while the wife or another family uses the TV is great. To be able to play The Last of Us on my Vita would be fantastic. I use it to play Mega Man X4 off and on and I love it. It's nice that they will have this pressure fully implemented on the PS4, its a damn shame they're holding out on us who want it on the PS3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:09:18 PM

Yeah it does make sense for keeping families in the same room I guess. Something about portables loses me, I can't crank up that volume, and if I put earbuds in then I'm cut off from people anyway.

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:18:56 PM

True that. Even being able to just lay in bed and have your game in the palm of your hand is great too. I've found the gamepad(or even the Vita) is especially handy if I want to stay up and watch some Breaking Bad while the wife sleeps. Don't have to bother her with the bright tv.

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Killa Tequilla
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:48:02 PM

Jawknee, I do just that!!! I watch Breaking Bad on my PSVIta to not disturb others!!!

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proudy2013
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 7:02:41 AM
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I was really excited when I saw the possibilities on streaming a PS4 next gen game........... and playing it on the PSvita, wow BF4, FIFA 14,Kill zone running perfectly on my vita as I lay in bed.............................. BUT then had the sudden realization as I was about to buy a Vita........... a Vita only has the two shoulder buttons where as the PS3/PS4 controllers have 4, L1, L2 R1 and R2 how can you play a PS4 game on a Vita? When nearly every game I have played on a console uses all 4 buttons? When you saw them first reveal it they played Knack which is a platformer........ which it basically punch, kick and jump, that's 3 buttons which is fine. I was going to buy a vita so I could mainly carry on playing battlefield 4............. but I don't think I will bother if the whole button layout will change for vita streaming

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 9:23:34 AM

L2 and R2 are the back touchpad, so are L3 and R3. It really isn't bad if it is inplemented properly.

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boofa
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 1:43:13 PM

When you consider the touchscreen and see how they did it in Sly Cooper it makes sense. It will be especially cool if you can customize the button mapping so that the touchscreen is used for the least used buttons. You can just divide it up into quadrants where the top left/right portions are L2/R2 and bottom L3/R3.

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