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Submitted by journovampire 1012d ago | news

Sony wants all first and third-party studios to explore Remote Play for PS4 games before submitting

PlayStation wants all first and third-party studio partners to consider PS Vita Remote Play as a standard feature for future PS4 games, a company executive has said. (Dev, Industry, PS Vita, PS4, Sony)

Evil_Ryu  +   1012d ago
at least they are not forcing playstation "move"...
MikeMyers  +   1012d ago
Tell that to Quantic Dream.
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1012d ago
How about taking vita and tuning in your friends game and taking over random enemy like Helghast soldier, haha and troll him, tons of potential.
Corax  +   1012d ago
You know if it wasn't for Sony forcing developers to make their games 3D on their first Playstation platform, 3D gaming would have come eventually but probably wouldn't have made it this far now with out them. Sometimes it take force to make the future and it's not fair for us to deprive the future children just because some of our generation doesn't like it. That's selfish!
3-4-5  +   1012d ago
This will only help Dev's sales though.

They may not have a game on the Vita, but now there are millions who get to play their game who otherwise might not have, so their next game could sell better because of the newer audience they now have.
fluffydelusions  +   1012d ago
This is a great idea though I wonder how they will account for certain titles that use L/R 2-3. The touchpad seems like the obvious solution but not very ideal. Anyway, I hope this helps push Vita a bit more. It's a great little system.
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majiebeast  +   1012d ago
I didnt find the touch screen that bad when picking up items in psasbr.
GribbleGrunger  +   1012d ago
If Sony are asking all developers to 'target' remote play then it follows that developers will offer an alternative method of playing the game with the Vita.
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joab777  +   1012d ago
Exactly. It will help vita sales tremendously. It would be worth giving them a bit of money to do it. Remote play for the ps4 would be huge, especially if it works with new standby mode.
FragGen  +   1012d ago
It would be ideal if they do a generalized mapping scheme like the one that PSOne Classics on the Vita uses. I find it to be great for customizing the layout to my personal preferences and it enables the majority of the control options the Vita offers (rear touch, front touch, remapping analog sticks, etc).

I think that would be a solid solution.
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BaN590DeR  +   1012d ago
They better do it.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   1012d ago
Finally I can play on the couch when someone in my family wants to watch TV. Thank you Sony!
gpturbo81  +   1012d ago
funny, i've been able to do this for months now and it was all included in the same box.
clintagious650  +   1012d ago
I think it will be a cool feat but im sure sony told them it was up to them. Sony usually gives devs all the freedom they need to be creative.
Skips  +   1012d ago
Not sure why you're getting disagrees. This isn't mandatory. lol

"the Remote Play allows Vita owners to play their PS4 games anywhere around the home. But unlike with Nintendo's dual-pad tech, the Remote Play function is not mandatory for studios."
clintagious650  +   1011d ago
Lol sum ppl on this site will give u disagrees even if u state facts haha. Doesnt bother me, just a bunch of insecure kids that need a hug lol.
BanBrother  +   1012d ago
Right now, in the here and now (PS3/360 gen) it seems risky. But next-gen, when the PS4 releases it will be standard practice. At least Sony isn't forcing them to have 'move' support, as that is in no way the future of gaming, just a side-track. This is more like a tap on the shoulder, forcing, or at least helping publishers/developers to move forward and get with the times.

Devs/pubs can either love it or hate it, I don't care. The fact is Sony has spent billions of dollars on this by the time it comes out, so developers can give something back. This will also increase sales for their games, so they have nothing to complain about.
hazardman  +   1012d ago
I don't know, I mean if your trying to justify Sonys move I can't agree. I mean Sonybots spent a lot of time hating on Kinect and now we hear from QD that Sonys wants MOVE intergration with almost every game and its cool!

I guess we just have to accept that its just another way to play games and get used to it. its possible we will see games just for MOVE too. This has now gotten more interesting as all consoles will push motion and remote play more!
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M2-  +   1012d ago
Bad idea.
Kingthrash360  +   1012d ago
Bad comment......

The more features the better. Please explain why its a " bad idea".
M2-  +   1012d ago
When remote play is ignored by most developers on the PS4, just like when Sony relied on developers to add an achievement-like system in their PS3 games. Sony will make it mandatory, which will give developers extra unnecessary work. It will also eat into PS Vita software sales in the long run (as strange as that sounds).
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JeepGamer  +   1012d ago
Valkyria Chronciles ended up on the damn PSP because of Sony pushing and shoving devs to put games on it.

How bout you just let companies make the games they want however they want and be damn happy they're not on a competitors system instead?
Inception  +   1012d ago
Sony doesn't made / publish Valkyria Chronicles, it's SEGA. And VC 2 & 3 end up on PSP because of SEGA saw PSP are more profitable for VC. Remember, VC 1 sold really bad in US because the majority of US gamers never care with this type of game (SRPG). It's always CoD or get lost :(

Nonetheless, VC 2 is a great game and again...US gamers skip it just because it's a handheld game :(
JeepGamer  +   1012d ago
Whether or not a game is released in the US and how it sells doesn't mean as much as you think to JP devs.

VC was made for the JP audience. How well it sold there is really all that matters to the people who make it.

And it is true, regardless of anything else, that Sony pushed them to make a VC game on the PSP.
danny818  +   1012d ago
Remote play doesnt mean ur making a game for vita idiot. Its an option to run the game on the vita through the cloud or download it on ur vita via psn
JeepGamer  +   1012d ago
Sigh, kids these days. You have to explain everything to them.

Sony putting pressure on devs to make games in a certain way can have unintended consequences, such as what happened with VC.

Now they seem intent on trying to push them in to their Vita tie ins as well. My point was perhaps Sony could just leave the people making the games alone instead of trying to push them in to things.

Console makers being pushy has a sordid history going back a long time and it's never been good for the gaming industry as a whole.
a_adji  +   1012d ago
Now they are using the PS4 to sell the flagging Vita.

Before you disagree blah, blah, blah.

It's a great system but just expensive, however, you cannot expect people to buy a £400 + system, (which the PS4 will be) and then shell out £170 for a vita just to remote play.

Wake uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup
IcicleTrepan  +   1012d ago
Also how addicted are people to gaming that they can't go take a piss without taking the game with them to the toilet? lol

It's a cool feature.. but in most situations it seems like it's really not necessary.
stuna1  +   1012d ago
So I guess the Nintendo fans would fall into that generalisation too, huh.
IcicleTrepan  +   1012d ago
Downvotes are fine. But I guarantee you that you won't use that feature near as much as you think you will, regardless of which console it's on.
Azurite  +   1012d ago
Waiting for the second generation(slim?) of Vita to show up before I decide whether or not it feels worth a purchase.
mdkgod43  +   1012d ago
the remote play will have lag via wifi, unlike the wii u game pad that doesnt use wifi it uses a much faster signal so theres no lag at all, so maybe sony will make a new psvita thats like the wii u game pad
sourav93  +   1012d ago
Do you even know what your talking about?
TongkatAli  +   1012d ago
You can't leave the room with the Wii U remote play.
DarkBlood  +   1012d ago
i can walk out the bedroom with my gamepad so i dont know what your talking about
a_bro  +   1012d ago
this should not be optional, it should be standard from here on out. whats the point of remote play if not every developer is going to use it? it would be a useless feature again. i remembered when trophies were first released into the ps3 and not many devs were not taking advantage of it, until sony standardized it, in other words, they made it a requirement.

btw, both platforms support bluetooth and wireless-N connectivity. theres no way the streaming, at least through wifi at home can't lag.
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himdeel  +   1011d ago
I also agree that Sony should make it standard. All PS4 games should be able to remote play on the Vita. They aren't making a Vita version just making sure that the transition to the Vita allows the game to remain accessible.
DarkBlood  +   1012d ago
good thing its optional, its not good to force developers to do something they dont want too no matter how good it may seem

can't afford to turn developers away from your console especially a feature that not "everyone" cant use and dont have
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tubers  +   1011d ago
I agree and you do make sense

.. but my selfishness as a VITA owner is stronger :(

I want Remote Play compatibility on most PS4 titles.
Donnieboi  +   1010d ago
But if the ps4 already has a built in architecture for streaming it's games onto the vita, how is it more work for devs? Seriously, Sony should have made this manditory since it really doesnt require devs to do any extra work at all. The ps4 is already equiped to stream it's own games to vita. The 3rd party devs dont have to necessarily program the game to work with remote play since the ps4 can already do it. Why did Sony make this optional? Absolutely naive of them...
tubers  +   1011d ago
I'm being uberselfish but..

.. I hope Remote Play (to the VITA) is MANDATORY for PS4 devs

.. unless the "exception" Yoshida mentioned (like "camera" games, etc.)
mossman  +   1011d ago
In an odd way, having remote play on the vita might actually cause me to buy the next XBOX. Now this comment assumes that remote play is cloud-based gaming and does not require a PS4 to activate.

Here's my logic (such that it is): both consoles will have exclusives that will be worth playing. I own a Vita now, so I'll have access to the PS4 exclusives that way. Then I would buy an XBOX and have their exclusives as well. Not to mention that most games will be available on both systems.

How big of an issue is this? . . . It's a possible factor, but probably not the primary or secondary reason I'll have to purchase whatever console I decide to go with. Hell, it may not factor in my final decision at all. But it's a thought that ran through my mind.
Donnieboi  +   1010d ago
Your not making ANY sense. What?!
mossman  +   1010d ago
Let's put it this way. In this generation I have been a PS3 owner while my friends have been XBOX owners. I have enjoyed the PS3 and have no regrets. But I also have been aware of the games on the XBOX that I couldn't play.

So thinking ahead to the next generation, realizing that I will only have one gaming system, there is a possible advantage (depending on how remote play works in the next generation) in a Vita/XBOX combination in that all games would be available to me.

That's my primary point.
DarkBlood  +   1010d ago
i dont think your going to get ps4 on your vita like that

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