Remote Play Has A Caveat, No External Storage For PS4
Sony has released that planned "Ultimate FAQ" for the PlayStation 4, and we get a few important updates.
You can check out the full FAQ over at the PlayStation Blog. There are two points that struck a chord with us, though:
The first update involves the Remote Play feature. This essentially allows PlayStation Vita owners to access their PS4 and play games via WiFi; it was confirmed earlier in the year that all PS4 titles should support this feature. Well, all titles that don't require a special accessory such as the PlayStation Camera. It's not a bad incentive to own Sony's portable, but now we learn that you really shouldn't leave home when utilizing Remote Play:
"We strongly recommend that Remote Play be used within the same WiFi network where PS4 is connected."
It's not that you can't use another Internet connection, but basically, Remote Play works better if it's using the same network as the PS4. Sony further recommends that the PS4 be connected with an Ethernet cable, a suitable gaming router be used, and that the Vita be "within close proximity to the WiFi access point so that the connection is free of interference." This is cutting into the "remote" part of the feature, isn't it...?
Well, again, it should still work okay when using an outside network; it's just that you could run into some issues. It was also confirmed that the PS4 will not support external storage, so get that idea out of your head. However, remember that the default 500GB hard drive can be swapped out for a bigger one if you so desire. It just can't be thicker than 9.55 mm and has to be at least 160GB.
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10/30/2013 9:51:02 PM Ben Dutka