Sony wants to encourage developers to include Remote Play as standard functionality in all PS4 titles before releasing games. Speaking to Engadget, PlayStation Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said he wants developers to take a look at Remote Play functionality before submitting PS4 code for certification. However, the incorporating of the feature won’t be mandatory.
Sony as said that the PS Vita will be a core part of the PS4 experience, so including Remote Play in all titles is a logical step. It will also make sure the PS Vita’s future is safe. The inclusion of Remote Play on all titles will mean the PS4 and PS Vita will have a slight advantage of the Wii U, which uses a game pad for its second screen capabilities.
The advantage that PlayStation has is that Remote Play also works over the Internet, allowing gamers to continue playing their games on the go. The Wii U’s game pad isn’t capable of working over the Internet and is limited in range.
“Some PS Vita games make use of the edge of the screen to add contextual buttons, that works really well, I think, and it’s easy to see. So that kind of thing I’d like to see developers do on PS Vita over Remote Play,” says Yoshida.