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Submitted by Hellsvacancy 572d ago | opinion piece

Sony’s Second Screen Future and the PlayStation 4 Controller

TheSixthAxis: Every couple of years there seems to be a new gimmick pushed by manufacturers of videogames hardware. Ever since the 8-bit days we’ve seen robot buddies, light guns, balance boards, motion controllers and attempts to popularise 3D. Most recently, as the cost of the technology has plummeted, we’re seeing a big push for what has become known as “second screen” devices (Next-Gen)

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Gr81  +   572d ago
Should be
Interesting to see what direction the other console makers take.
Knight_Crawler  +   572d ago
Interesting indeed but I can bet you a million dollars that MS and Sony will both come out with a controller that has a screen on it.

MS and Sony has made it it a habit that Nintendo has to be the one to try something new and different and if it catches on they will copy and release something similar.

Smart business move I guess but people will soon catch on to this and start calling them out.
Thirty3Three  +   572d ago | Well said
"MS and Sony has made it it a habit that Nintendo has to be the one to try something new and different and if it catches on they will copy and release something similar."

Um. Pretty sure the "move" was patented before the wiiremote. Second, Wii's trying to 'revolutionize' gaming with something Sony had already done, BETTER:

You can remote play anywhere in the world, if you have wifi enabled on your ps3 and Vita. I can be in Japan, and turn on my ps3 from there.

You can't even take the wiimote outside of the house without the connection messing up.

Also, Kinect was a pure copy of the PlayStation eye - which was initially the 'eye toy', which released prior to the original xbox's release. True Story.

However, despite your lack of knowledge in this matter, I must say, I love your icon! I'm from Boston :)
iamnsuperman  +   572d ago
I see them not doing it at all. You just have to look at the Wii U. A lot went into R&D to develop and manufacturer a working controller with a screen that was actual worth using that the rest of the system is not something we usually see in a new generation. I can see Sony (and maybe Microsoft) not willing to have to compromise for the expensive of the controller with a screen. I actually feel Nintendo released the controller with a screen concept too early because it isn't portable enough and to make it portable you are talking a lot of money. The Wii U is great but the screen in controller gaming should offer the portability and functionality that is standard in tablets
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ALLWRONG  +   572d ago
We all know Sony made everything first in 1885 and Atari and Super Nintendo just copied the idea from Sony. Next you guys are going to say Sony was working on handelds before the Gameboy. Fact is Nintendo did this first and Sony and MS are playing follow the leader.
MmaFan-Qc  +   572d ago
@ALLWRONG

butthurted much?
Azmatik  +   572d ago
We all know theres no compromise here, sony already has vita and uses second screen with the ps3.... Whats there to lose? Ppl talk as if it doesn exist. Sill wether ppl like it or not sony revolutionizes tech, remember ur cd-walkmen, dvds, bluray yaaaa..... Fact is prety much the world would be lost if we didnt have sony in a common sense of tech.
Soldierone  +   572d ago
A lot of companies look at other Patents and start attempting to beat the company to the punch, that way people like this say "they copied!!" I still find it funny people think Sony could churn out Six Axis or Move in a matter of months lol
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NexGen  +   571d ago
@Thirtythree
"You can't even take the wiimote outside of the house without the connection messing up."

Really? This is an actual argument? Most people also can't see their tv's when not in their house either, which is likely to be a larger problem.
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jrbeerman11  +   571d ago
@Thirty3Three (kudos im also from Boston)

Legit question, am I missing something about remote play? i cant play $&%* on my vita from PS3 with remote play. I thought it only worked with little big planet.

I would LOVE to play all my ps3 games on my Vita.
Bigpappy  +   571d ago
@Thirty3Three: " Also, Kinect was a pure copy of the PlayStation eye - which was initially the 'eye toy', which released prior to the original xbox's release. True Story."

The fact that non of those 26 agrees called you out on that statement, speaks volume. You might want to explain why Kinect has sold and is still selling so well while the PS-eye has been dead before Kinect, and has returned to that state after a short boost from the Move add-on. Fact is Kinect is not a copy of PS-eye. You guys saw the Z-cam demoed on PS2 and assumed it was Eyetoy. Kinect is the evolution of Z-cam which M$ bought and own.
This is not meant to disparage you, but to inform you.

Oh, on topic: I don't believe the wii-U controller will be copied by either M$ or Sony.
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Buff1044  +   571d ago
There's no use arguing. N4G is primarily made up of Sony fans blind to the fact that the company cannot stop bleeding money with each bonehead decision. But hey, it has "the best first party exclusives". ;)
Kingofwiiu  +   571d ago
@Sony fanboys..... Sigh.....

You guys are just hilarious.

Nintendo invented the wii remote. A device which used the IR sensor bar to point at the screen and an accelorometer and what ever with the nunchuck attachment.

That's Nintendo's invention. Not sony's.....

Nintendo Invented the idea of Linking their Handheld consoles with their home consoles , in a variety of ways. ''Second screen gameplay'' has been available since GBAxGCN .....

The ps vita cmbined with ps3 is awful compared to wiiu aswell. Latencey , Can't run 2 assymetric screens. All it can do is have a little annoying screen on the vita like a map.....

Rayman Legends - Native 1080p 60FPS , 1/60th of a second latencey , 2 screens runing asymetrically .

The psvita and ps3 could not dream of doing that. Therefor don't even deserve to be compared to the Wiiu.......

Nintendo>>>>>S ony.
SnipeySnake  +   571d ago
I know I'm gonna get tons of dislikes for this but if they do that...I really hope it'll be a regular ps3 controller with a cheap durable screen on it.

Edit: Scratch that, I just want a regular dualshock :<
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hduce  +   571d ago
Knight_Crawler you have 30+ disagrees. You obviously pissed of the fanboys.
Dgander  +   571d ago
Cant see why so much disagreed with you. The move was out before the Wii remote Thirty3Three says? Where was it? Ohh i get it Sony was hiding their Move because they knew Nintendo was going to copy something that no one knew they had.
Just_The_Truth  +   571d ago
Just my opinion but their all companies and are in it to profit not to be declared winner in the comment sections of N4G. Business is business. Apple made the iPhone and smartphones exploded. Ford made the pony car and others followed. Sony used a disk instead of a cartridge and used two analogs. H. Ford made the assembly line and its standard now. So on and so on. So What!? They share and steal ideas and they blantenly copy their competitors and all it does is keep those companies alive and consumers happy I see nothing wrong with growth.
kneon  +   571d ago
@Kingofwiiu

Nintendo licensed the technology for the WiiMote from the company that actually invented it.

And the original patents for the Move date from the year 2000.

And the Vita can do more than the WiiU controller, with no latency. The latency you are referring to is for remote play via WiFi, not using the Vita as a controller via bluetooth. The vita can display whatever the developer chooses since it can download and run it's own code. So it doesn't have to have any relation to what is shown on the PS3, and since it's all rendered locally you could have as many vitas as you want connected because they have no performance impact on the PS3.
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rainslacker  +   571d ago
My question to you is...who cares who came up with it first?
pixelsword  +   571d ago
@ Knight_Crawler

The Dreamcast came up with it first:

http://www.3dsbuzz.com/wp-c...

Nintendo has the habit of ripping people off and taking credit for things that other people did before them.

Like their whole "leave a comment in a game" thing was totally ripped-off from Demon's Souls.
darthv72  +   571d ago
@thirty3
Move could have been patented first but wiimote came out first. Also, the pseye is an updated eye toy. Ms had the live vision camera for the 360 before kinect.

Kinect is not an updated live vision and as such is nothing like pseye either. You are making the association because both are camera based tech but there is more to each than that.

And you get "well said" for incomplete information? Go figure.

@rain...yeah it really isn't about who did it first. Its about who had better success with it. AMD hit the 1ghz mark "first" but Intel has been more successful in the CPU market.
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nerdkiller  +   571d ago
@ knight: why are ppl (sony fans) disagreeing with the truth

@ thirty3 its not who has the idea first its who has the balls to take the chance to come out with it first. i could say i came up with the mcrib idea b4 mcdonald's but guess who sold it first. im not even a fan of what nintendo is been doing lately but i do use common sense
Qrphe  +   571d ago
I'm pretty sure the Vita and its features were announced a day before the Wii U was.
SilentNegotiator  +   571d ago
1) Don't pretend like Nintendo has some long history of beating Sony to the punch. Yeah, yeah; motion control. And.....? Playstation released.....first successful CD console and eventually dual-control sticks (an innovation proved to be a lot more important and helpful than waggle). Mini-DVD on Gamecube, full DVD on Ps2. Less buttons and disc space on Gamecube prove fatal flaws.

All they did with Vita was patch it so it could work with the ps3. That idea was around since PSP, even if it got little to no use. It's hard to "steal" an idea that was in the works a generation ago by yourself.

The Move controller? Well, at least Sony brought us the half-decent shooters Wii never delivered.

THAT is the history of Playstation and Nintendo existing side-by-side in generation and their innovations.

2) Stop acting like Kinect wouldn't exist if not for WaggleMote. Nintendo and Sony passed up Kinect's technology. Kinect tech was in development before the Wii. Microsoft isn't only using it for gaming, but also things like hands-free medical assistance. Microsoft would have seen the usefulness even if video games didn't exist at all.

Furthermore, Kinect and Wiimote are COMPLETELY different technologies.
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ALLWRONG  +   571d ago
MmaFan-Qc you obviously don't understand what that means.
Irishguy95  +   571d ago
Hilarious, there is such a huge difference between patenting something and actually doing it. Sony only went for Move because the Wii turned out so Successful.

Just because they patented it does not mean they actually went and took the risk on it. So yes, they did see how Successful nintendo were and tried to replicate it. The did the same with Xbox Live and Psn. Now they are apparently going to attempt to replicate Microsofts success with Kinect.

We'll see how it turns out anyway. I'd say PS$ and Nextbox will be big on streaming games like Onlive, I wouldn't be surprised if they have a second controller because lets face it, Nintendo do take the risks before the other too companies.

And i'll say this again. Comparing Kinect to PS Eye is the same as comparing Sixaxis to Ps Move. There's such a large gap in the innovation and technology behind them it's not even comparable. They simply fall into the same catagory of Motion camera and motion controls.

Who can blame sony anyhow? They barely have enough money to keep their company afloat after the last 5 years.(There whole business took a hit, Tv's etc)

Sorry and whats with this "Vita will be a duel screen for PS4"? Are you guys serious? The Wii U and PSV/3 combo are completely different, why? The WiiU coomes with a screen controller, it's not a separate device, it's vital to the console. What type of retarded company would make a console that requires another console to actually use? That's right...None. At best Vita's extra screen will be an extra gimmick to the PS4. There will be no companies willing to risk making a game that needs both because not everyone is gonna have both.
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bozebo  +   571d ago
Vita will keep dropping in price throughout the PS4's lifetime, it could easily take the place as the screened-controller for games that make use of that. They don't really need a new controller, but who am I to say what Sony will do.

In other news... Nintendo, please make a Pokémon MMO with the Pokédex on the controller ^_^
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Tapewurm  +   571d ago
The Dreamcast by Sega used a second screen on the controller for calling plays in NFL 2k in the 90's and it was really nice to have that option......so, it truly has been done properly in the past....maybe Sony or MS can get it done with a lot more bells and whistles for the future.. there are so many possibilities.
MastaMold  +   572d ago
I think the next Dualshock might have a back touchscreen like th Vita in my opinion.

Sent from my PS Vita
Soldierone  +   572d ago
I love the rear touchscreen. Every time I use my phone I start looking for it haha
hakis86  +   571d ago
I completely agree; they should have some ability for touch on the backside of the controller, or on some areas on the contoller perhaps?

I kind of doubt that there will be an extra screen, although I wouldn't mind.
I am afraid it would make the whole package more expensive though...
DOMination-  +   571d ago
The next dualahock should just BE a vita. If only Sony had the vision to include l2/3 and r2/3 buttons as the touchpad isn't good enough
Abdou23  +   571d ago
Typical N4G. everything gets turned into flame wars.
Gaikai...
Hellsvacancy  +   571d ago
Sausages...
pixelsword  +   571d ago
Why am I hungry?
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ATi_Elite  +   571d ago
I do believe all this screen in the controller business was started by the SEGA DREAMCAST.

What a system that was!
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quiddd  +   572d ago
Just a thought.............recall the patent by Sony for a controller that splits into two parts? What if the Vita were to somehow attach in the middle? Not only would there be a second screen, but two more analog sticks, four more buttons, and a second directional pad.
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tachy0n  +   572d ago
also keep in mind there is no use for the PSVita mistery port that's on top of the PSVita right now!!

maybe what you said is true O.o
Azmatik  +   572d ago
...... Are u guys serious the vita is already a second screen for ps3 with dual analog and all the buttons lol
ElementX  +   572d ago
The Vita-in-the-middle idea is horrible! Who wants to game with their hands held 8" apart?

*EDIT* I guess the Wii U is like that...
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Kingofwiiu  +   571d ago
It's just as comfy , if not more comfy than a normal controller. In my opinion the Wiiu Gamepad is one of the most comftorble controller ever. It doesn't seem that way at first. But after a week or so with it , Holding a Pro controller a 360 controller a ps3 controller feels stupid and inferior...
ElementX  +   571d ago
I'll have to give it a go
kaozgamer  +   571d ago
you'll then get a big ass controller
PopRocks359  +   572d ago
Personally I'd prefer the controller that splits in two. It's like having a two-in-one of Dual Shock and Move. That way I could play any game with either play style. Now that would be pretty awesome.
tubers  +   571d ago
Similar to what the Wii offered?
Reverent  +   571d ago
The Wii's controllers don't connect to each other to make one controller. No idea what you're thinking.
PopRocks359  +   571d ago
No, similar to what I would have liked the Wii+Nunchuk combo to be. If it was more like this

http://d1vr6n66ssr06c.cloud...

Then f*ck yeah.
GribbleGrunger  +   572d ago
I personally hope Sony don't do this. If they make it optional as they have with the MOVE and the Vita/PS3 combo I'll buy a PS4. If they don't, I won't be buying a PS4 for the same reason I sold my Wiiu.
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WeAreLegion  +   572d ago
I haven't sold my Wii U yet, but I have run out of things to play on it. I'm trying to find some older Wii games to play through, but I've already gone through most of the good stuff. Scribblenauts Unlimited is keeping me fairly entertained though.

I plan on getting Lego City Undercover when it comes out though. I definitely wanted to wait for that one!
Blastoise  +   572d ago
Monster Hunter Tri. Best game on the Wii. Great looking for a Wii game & it's only about £10
ElementX  +   572d ago
Zack and Wiki
hduce  +   571d ago
The system hasn't even been out 6 months yet and you are ready to sell it because of lack of things to play on it? What a troll.
Just_The_Truth  +   571d ago
It just came out, you might find something you like later
Root  +   572d ago
For the PS4 I just want to see an improved Dual Shock controler...if it aint broke don't fix it.
quiddd  +   572d ago
I think this would be an option.

Option 1: dual shock as it is now

Option 2: dual shock that splits into two for move type games

Option 3: dual shock that splits apart to insert Vita in the middle for games like Madden where you can hide selected plays. Call of Duty when you can program different movements for the additional buttons.
WeAreLegion  +   572d ago
I'm enjoying my Wii U, but the second screen is only nice if developers use it right. You can't play Scribblenauts Unlimited by looking at your television. You have to look at the controller to play it. :/ It's actually fairly disappointing. The same goes for many other games like many of the games on Nintendoland, ZombiU, and Rayman: Legends (Demo). You spend so much time looking at the controller that it seems like a waste to even have the Wii U hooked to a television.
GribbleGrunger  +   572d ago
Yep, that's exactly why I decided to sell my Wiiu in the end. I thought about holding on to it for the better games but figured I'd get a better price if I sold it immediately. Looking from one screen to the other drove me crazy and don't get me started on how those triggers feel. If you love it then good on you, but it just wasn't for me. If Sony do the same ... Goodbye gaming. I'll find some other pass-time.

Edit: ran out of bubbles, but yeah, Lego City was one of the games that I was looking forward to.
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s45gr32  +   571d ago
That's what I was saying all along. I never saw the purpose of having the system in the first place. Since, all the attention was based on the gamepad.
Brasi1989  +   571d ago
I have yet to find myself constantly looking up and down between GamePad and TV. (I currently own Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Brothers U, ZombiU, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.) Personally I enjoy the system and see much potential, and I eagerly await Aliens: Colonial Marines, LEGO:Undercover, and many more on the way. I'm also excited for the NextBox and PS4 respectively. I am however worried on what the future holds for the industry, as a consumer I worry that I may no longer be able to financially afford to game as I currently do.
Sharp  +   572d ago
Here's a strange concept for PS4:

Create a secondary Wii U Gamepad-like controller that you can take with you and use it as a portable gaming machine to continue your sessions in lower resolution and graphical settings, plus add normal smartphone functions.

Add all playstation ecosystems (mobile, PSN games etc.) in it through Gaikai or a streaming service.

If the product gets too expensive, use monthly (12/24) contracts. Premium contract with PS+. All integrated into a one nice, but flexible package.

Also, Sony could update the mobile controller so it could better match the graphics of the home system. This way they would have two markets, one big ecosystem and all in one package.

What do you guys think?
iamnsuperman  +   572d ago
I feel the contract system is the way these manufacturers need to go. They are expensive machines and contracting it will be a pain but it does mean you can release around £500 worth of hardware which is much more manageable for the consumer. It could even generate more money for them. The only issue is retails will not like it as much but I still think it needs to go that way.

"Create a secondary Wii U Gamepad-like controller that you can take with you and use it as a portable gaming machine to continue your sessions in lower resolution and graphical settings, plus add normal smartphone functions."

essentially that could be the Vita but again to get it into peoples hands a good subscriptions service would be ideal.
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Azmatik  +   572d ago
Wow people you need to wake up. You can already stream ur games from ur ps3 to ur vita when u leave the house!
s45gr32  +   572d ago
Are you talking like a gaming tablet that's hooked to a console. Why not just a gaming tablet
Sharp  +   571d ago
Well, what I think is that eventually gaming tablets will become the "boxed" consoles of the future through connectivity to TVs and home theaters.

So why not make a boxed console that has a gaming tablet as a controller with proper physical controls and a box at home capable of those high end graphics?

Reduce the graphics for the portable experience and you will have the casual people playing on the go, and all those enthusiasts at home.

Sony could update the controller and thus keep their footing in the iPhone/3DS market, and at the same time lure core audiences to the portable market by updating their controller (version 2) to match the home console graphics.

Then the last evolution of that could be a fully portable gaming machine that is adaptable to home theater environments. This could be their fifth playstation.

Maybe I'm reaching, maybe I'm being innovative, you decide :D
rainslacker  +   571d ago
I'm personally not a fan of subsidized devices. The phone companies did nothing to make me think it's a good idea. However, with the PS if it was something like sign up for 2-3 years of PS+, then I could maybe go for it, since I would likely do that anyways. If it was for some other service that had nothing to do with gaming, or wasn't worth the cost to me, then I would just pay full price for the system.

All that other stuff you mention is pretty much what the Vita is. However, unless they offer it bundled with every system sold, it will never live up to it's potential, and it would be counter-productive to bundle it just because of the cost argument. If motion controls were an add-on to the Wii, you never would have seen motion controls take off the way they did. It'd be a side item, much like every peripheral added to every system ever.
WeAreLegion  +   572d ago
@Sharp (Sorry. I thought I hit "Reply")

Exactly.

Unfortunately, people like you and I don't have enough power or money to make this happen.
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LLJAF  +   572d ago
Remote play is not a system seller but off tv is. The mass will stick to mobiles and tablets for on the go play. I hope to enjoy the likes of the next gran turismo off tv as well as on. Wii u off tv is awesome.
iamnsuperman  +   572d ago
I think remote play can be if Sony made every game compatible. I agree the general public are tablet made right now but if they could advertise the vita as a system you can play your PS3 games away from home would be a system seller for the vita. It is just at the moment remote play is a bit half assed and so isn't a system seller
Hicken  +   571d ago
How is off-TV play a system seller while remote play- which is a more advanced version of virtually the same feature- is not?

You can talk about the masses, but the masses don't buy consoles like they buy tablets and such, anyway. That said, if the masses are THAT into playing on the go, and love their Call of Duty like we know they do, then they would LOVE to actually be able to PLAY Call of Duty on the go. The exact same game, the exact same profile as what they play at home.

In that respect, remote play is a FAR more enticing feature for the masses than just playing off-TV. After all, how much more off-TV can you get than being able to play your console from another continent?
MizTv  +   572d ago
Why not right now???
MasterCornholio  +   572d ago
I would be happy with a DS3 with better triggers.
ElementX  +   572d ago
I wish the DS3 had more heft and different grips. I actually prefer the 360 controller (minus the d-pad) but I really don't play 360 much.
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cee773  +   571d ago
@elementX

here you go:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190...

they keep the ds3 looking new as well I cant go without them.
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Hozi  +   572d ago
I think we should all take a moment to thank God for all that he has blessed us with in our life. God bless you all.
InMyOpinion  +   571d ago
Which one of them? Jesus's daddy, Allah, Buddha, Ganesha, Zeus, Horus?

They were all strangely absent from the unspeakable terror at Sandy Hook, which if anything should make it clear that they either do not exist or that they are complete douchebags.

Odin still rocks though, with the ravens and all.
Hozi  +   571d ago
The only true and living God. The God of Abraham and Isaac. Jesus' father and our father as well. Only a fool would say there is no God.
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Soldierone  +   572d ago
I hope it goes as far as Vita and thats it. I don't want screens on controllers, see no need for it. Plus imagine how expensive it will be when you drop the controller or sit on it on accident and it breaks.... Controllers are already 50 to 60.

If I want to play while watching TV, fine let me remote play on my Vita. Sony doesn't need to base an entire console on an idea they already have going.

Console makers need to realize there are those of us that just want to sit down and play at the end of the day. After work/school we don't want more exercise or complications....
quiddd  +   572d ago
Try putting your controllers where you don't usually sit.
quiddd  +   572d ago
you enjoy sitting on your controllers..oh the rumble......
s45gr32  +   572d ago
True enough with these silly gimmicks and expand the games facial animations, physics, and oh brings us native HD games at 60 fps along with more mature storylines integrated into the games.
KrisButtar  +   571d ago
the gamepad is rouhly $85(us dollars?) to replace, when billed by nintendo

http://www.examiner.com/art...
zebrahim  +   572d ago
Option to fully use the Vita as a controller is a simple inclusion. How to ensure that all those without Vitas get the same experience is another thing. Perhaps a pack in vita lite.
s45gr32  +   572d ago
Sony needs to bring a gaming tablet with the physical controls of the vita and the size of the samsung galaxy note 2. It will derail Nintendo with the idea of not only playing your games on a second screen but the ability to take say games with you. Bring the vita's online features and is set to go. A console/handheld for Sony is not working it pleases fans but it doesn't help Sony financially or getting good games on say handheld.
gtr_loh  +   572d ago
Here's a tip, how about actually making that cross-controller combo with the vita and the ps3 working? I have a hard time connecting my Vita to the Ps3 to play LBP2 with the vita + other controls. I really hope they start supporting the Vita more as I see few games that I desire in 2013.
duff916  +   571d ago
The PS4 needs to come with a mic. Not a second screen.
solar  +   571d ago
as a Sony console fan i was kinda sad they jumped on the Wii bandwagon and followed with Move. if they do it again with a screen on the controller I'd really have to question Sony on if they have ran out of ideas, not to mention PSA.

i actually have to give props to MS for tying something new with Kinect, even tho im not a MS fan, im a PC gamer.
Pillsbury1  +   571d ago
I'm excited to see much better integration with vita and ps4. True remote play please.
BitbyDeath  +   571d ago
Sony already has that functionality in the Vita.
Doubt they'll go for a third screen.
Shacojin  +   571d ago
Sony just have two SKUs at PS4s launch... one with just the PS4 console by itself *$449* and one bundled with the Vita *$599*
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   571d ago
This is such an old idea. Hell the Dreamcast basically had this. Anyone remember those awesome memory cards? xD
metroidfusion2  +   571d ago
Wii u ftw
KrisButtar  +   571d ago
sonys second screen is the vita, im sure the ps4/vita combo is going to be way better than the ps3/vita combo. if they go the same way nintendo did with the gamepad, im only looking at xbox for next gen, as that gamepad does not feel comfortable to me
Ju  +   571d ago
Couple of years too late. Damn...Lived there 5 years ago...
Bolts  +   571d ago
God no. I'm super tired of all the Sony gimmicks. First it was motion control DS3. Remember that? How many games even use the motion control in the DS3 now a days? Yeah I thought so, then there's the crapstatic PS Move. Do I even need to elaborate on how completely useless that is? Oh,and lets not forget the 3D garbage that nobody uses because enabling this "feature" will make games like Killzone 3 run and look like crap.

Sigh. Seriously just stop. What will sell their next console is computing horse power pure and simple. If the PS4 can do all their games at 4k @ 30 fps then it'll sell like hot cakes.
PS4isKing_82  +   571d ago
I know they scrapped it shortly before ps3's launch but I would love Sony to bring back the boomerang controller as the actual next step in playstation controllers for the ps4. Maybe a slight alteration but otherwise I would love that. It felt so new and futuristic the first time I saw it.
Geovanny  +   571d ago
How cliche
wiiulee  +   571d ago
that wasnt hard to imagine at all that sony would be copying nintendo real soon and those same haters now will be love gamepad sony's......as always nintendo will bring the innovation and be copied that i fully expect....but at least alot of real gamers will have pick up the wiiu by then
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