If cross-play makes it to the PS4, the PlayStation Vita might finally have a purpose.
So, making cross-buy and cross-play games would (technically) be simple and quick.
if it is, its a big advantage over any competition xboxOne/Wii U.
Jujubee88: That's what went through my mind the first time I heard about cross play. Devs have been singing the praises of VITA and now recently PS4 as being easy to develop games for. There is loads of potential here with cross-play and remote play. E3 should make it all clear.
I've been waiting to use my Vita to it's fullest potential.
It will be great. PS4 was built from the beginning with crossplay in mind. This is an amazing feature that I plan on taking full advantage of.
Cross play and cross controller.
looking forward to it, already have the Vita, so all I need is the PS4
Oh my God...my PS VITA backlog is so big (i will need around 300 hours to play it all) and now this? When will I ever have time to use Remote Play? <powering on PS VITA and getting ready to several 30-40h long marathons>
'Could'? You mean 'will', right?
I only use "will' when referring to my self, or something I have tried & seen in real life. I use "could" when referring to others, or something that is not out yet, or I have not yet seen in real life. As I have not yet played on the PS4 & neither have anyone of you guys yet. When I test it out, this may change my opinion to 'is".
It'll be even better if they lower the price to the Vita already. I've been wanting to buy one, but no way I'm paying $250+
it could be great, but some how i dont think it will be used as much as people think for Vita. first of all, i doubt Sony will bundle all PS4's with PS Vita's as that would make the PS4 too expensive. it will still just be an option for people who have a vita. this feature will also work on other mobile devices, so no need to buy a vita, unless you want some extra tiny analogue sticks to play games with, i have no doubt the games will be there, but Price will determind whether this feature takes off or not. I think this feature wil always work best on Wii U, because this feature is the Wii U 's main selling point & all Wii U's come with the tablet controller.
If they can demonstrate effective use of the tech, I'd be willing to pick up a Vita if I get a PS4. It'd be great just to have this around the house... pop out for a smoke on the deck without having to sit out a round, play a bit before bed without having to move the console. If it works well over the net, even better. They're obviously not going to bundle a Vita with every PS4. That doesn't mean they won't offer any Vita bundles at all, though. Hopefully either E3 or the holiday release comes with a Vita price drop, too.
the wii u gamepad identically does what the vita is going to get, its video and controller input/output will get streamed via wifi. both use wireless-n to stream. both have different tools though on how to compress that video and control inputs to stream. Sony is using Gaikai's tools to do all the streaming from PS4>vita, the Cross-controller capabilities have potential here as well, seeing that Sony has done this already with games like LBP 2 on the PS3. If gaikai does what is promised for these 2 devices, then im sure it will be a major selling point for the Vita. especially if its also marketed right. Sony paid $400 million for Gaikai, you know it was not just to stream games/demos and social utilities from their servers to PS4 clients, the amibition is way larger than that. it was definitely for this moment, and for things like "Director Mode" and " controller sharing" with a freind on the network as well.
" I think this feature will always work best on Wii U, because this feature is the Wii U 's main selling point & all Wii U's come with the tablet controller." Heres the thing, i agree with you that all the developers will have to incorporate tablet controller features into their games on the Wii U because the tablet controller is included with every system. But since they already have the controls scheme designed for the Wii U they can always port them over to the PS4 and the Vita thus enabling PS4 owners to enjoy the same control scheme as Wii U owners. Im pretty sure that at E3 they will show something similar to this so dont be surprised if multiplats on the WIi U support the same controller features on the PS4. Besides most games just use the tablet controller for managing inventory and displaying maps which is something that can be easily done on the Vita.
Just to make sure I get this right... Your PS4 has to be on and your PS4 and Vita has to be connected to the internet right? Sounds pretty neat. Has Sony said anything about installing games on your PS4 and being able to play without the disc? If you can access your entire library from your Vita then that would be even better. It would be much more useful than only being able to access the current disc and the downloaded games on your system.
The PS4′s cross-play feature could be awesome...lol @ could it IS awsone...fix that typo please.
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