Sony has confirmed that Remote Play between the PS4 and PS Vita will work only over Wi-Fi networks, but YouTube user The Phawx has discovered that Remote Play can work over a LTE / 4G network using a mobile phone that allows tethering. You can create a Wi-Fi hotspot on your mobile phone (like the Google Nexus 5 Android device shown in the video) and connect the PS Vita to it.
Sony have revealed a new console at it’s pre-TGS press conference this morning, allowing gamers to play PS Vita and PSP titles on a TV, using a DualShock 3 or 4 controller. The device, which is just 6.5cm × 10.5cm × 1.4cm includes a HDMI port to connect to a TV, and also lets you play PS4 games in another room, without the need for a second console.
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.
The PS4 was announced late last night at the PlayStation Meeting in New York. Though the console wasn’t actually revealed, the specs, features and line-up of games were all revealed. Sony will be doing things right with the PS4 this time, and it will be more integrated with the PS Vita than the PS3 has been. One of the key features is Remote Play of PS4 titles on the portable console.
Remote Play on the PS Vita lets you connect to your PS3 using a Wi-fi connection or on the go using 3G. This handy feature lets you play compatible games by streaming it to your portable console, access the PlayStation Store to download games to your home console, and even access photos, music and videos on the PS Vita.
Tokyo Jungle is now available in Europe and North America, but isn’t yet compatible with the PS Vita’s Remote Play feature. Like Japan, a patch is on the way according to Sony Worldwide Studios’ Shuhei Yoshida via Twitter. A release date for the patch will be revealed shortly once the patch is ready.
PSN title Toyko Jungle will arrive in Europe on September 26th for the PlayStation 3 for just £9.99. An official press release indicates that the title will support Remote Play, allowing PS Vita and PSP owners to play the title on the go. The game, which is already available in Japan, has received a patch to enable Remote Play.
Starting today, PS3 owners will be able to download an update for God of War Collection and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection that will enable these classic games to be played from their PS Vita using the Remote Play function. Both HD collections (once updated) can be played remotely over Wi-fi, and will include customizable control options.
Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, has just posted the picture of Ico running on the PS Vita via Remote Play. His tweet continues to say “We are almost ready with a patch. Beautiful on OLED. More info soon,” indicating the patch will enable remote play functionality on the game soon.
Remote Play is supported by a number of games on the PS3, so if you are getting bored of the games you have on your PS Vita, try out some of these. In addition to games, some of the PS3’s Apps also support Remote Play too.