Submitted by blazsox 601d ago | opinion piece

What Does This Say About the PlayStation Vita?

PlayStation Beat: Beyond: Two Souls will be launching a free mobile app that allows you to play the game without using a DualShock controller. Why isn’t the Vita getting the same feature? (Beyond: Two Souls, PS Vita)

sinncross  +   602d ago
same could be said about GT6 where they announced a bunch of social interactions with tablets, and smartphones but not for the PSV.

Seems kind of strange. Obviously no one owns the PSV to do this stuff but the more interactions the PSV has with games, the more value for money it becomes.
JohnS1313  +   601d ago
Plenty of people own Vitas but if developers would support it Sony would sell a lot more. Time for all first party developers to at least support the Vita. Sony needs to get on this one right now.
d3nworth1  +   601d ago
The sad part is that these are first party games. Sony is practically neglecting their own platform.
iceman06  +   601d ago
Unfortunately, this is the other side of the freedoms that Sony offer developers. Since they haven't mandated connectivity with Vita for PS3 (like they have with remote play for PS4), developers have a choice. Most of them chose to just be finished. I'd love to see more of this kind of stuff and IF the Vita picks up sales, I expect it to happen more for PS3 titles and for sure on PS4.
sinncross  +   601d ago
i feel like ppl misunderstood what I was saying.

I didnt mean that no one has a PSV.

I meant that ppl dont really own a PSV to do the interaction that is happening in Beyond but instead to mainly play PSV games.
ForgottenProphecy  +   601d ago
I own a Vita, and I feel insulted this app hasn't been designed for the portable system. It seemed obvious to me
boybato  +   601d ago
wow. I never knew that GT6 has that feature. I always wanted a companion app. for the Vita where you could manage your garage and whatnot just so that I won't have to deal with GT's loading times.
amnalehu  +   601d ago
Maybe I am reading the story wrong but it sounds like the game is going to be free on android and IOS. What then is the point in paying for it on PS3?
JohnS1313  +   601d ago
No, it's not the game. It's an app you can use with the game.
ginsunuva  +   601d ago
You can use the app to do gestures in easy mode instead of using analog sticks.
Just an alternate input method that developers think will bring in casuals just because it involves a touch screen. But no one will use it. Probably was an intern project.
Tei777  +   601d ago

So many of devs are deluded about what brings wider audiences to their game.
CocoWolfie  +   601d ago
I think next gen, that stuff with Dead Rising 3 and the Division, the stuff with tablets, it might be too early to tell, but itll be cool if sony intergrated that into the vita as well, sort of goes as a companion :p
STK026  +   601d ago
Well, if it goes on Android, the least Sony could do is put it in the Playstation Mobile category. If not, this is a wasted opportunity. I understand that tablets and smartphones are likely to play an important role in the next generation (even Microsoft seems to realize this and have created a smartglass app for Android and iOS in addition to their W8 and W8RT), but since Sony has a portable device of its own (the Vita, in addition to their line of Android phones), it doesn't make sense to ignore these products.
SmokingMonkey  +   601d ago
What does this say about the Vita?

It confirms that the Vita was built with the PS4 in mind and not the PS3 (as much)

I hate all the misinformed Vita hate articles, I literally have TOO MANY GAMES to play on my Vita!

LOving Dragon's Crown on the vita, i'll probably never get to muramasa or shinobido, PS+

keeps my Vita game library STACKED. Platinumed Gravity Rush (a VITA exclusive experience)

And OH my Science at how good Killzone Mercenary multiplayer Beta is!

MOst people who hate on the Vita have a second agenda.
DigitalRaptor  +   601d ago
I'm giving you a well deserved "intelligent" bubble for that.

"It confirms that the Vita was built with the PS4 in mind and not the PS3 (as much)"

Logic beats whatever you call what's going around in the media for Vita these days.
HakatoX  +   601d ago
I second that motion with an additional intelligent bubble.
Hicken  +   601d ago
"What does this say about the Vita? Nothing really."

So, an article to grab hits, then.
admiralvic  +   601d ago
I think this is just proof that Sony doesn't want to write the Vita off as a stupid add on. Most people that own a PS3 and have plans to get this game are no doubt going to have an Android or iOS based device. This allows them to have the full experience for free and allows Sony to keep the Vita from being branded a pointless add on. This logic is also the #1 reason why Sony shouldn't bundle the two, since it just further supports this logic.
Clover904  +   601d ago
This is a little ridiculous. I think the writer is completely missing the whole point of this feature. The touch gaming feature isn't for the gamers out there with Vitas, or those who are familiar with a controller. It's for the the gamer's family member/friend/girlfriend/boyfr iend who are not gamers to be able to enjoy Beyond Two Souls' rich story without the barrier of an intimidating controller.

He even says in the article that he doesn't see himself using it even if it was on the Vita. It's an app for the casual/non gamer. I don't know too many casual/non gamer who own a Vita ;)
tubers  +   601d ago
Is this "Remote Play" (video included) for iOS/Android or just another input method (no video beamed to iOS/Android screen)?

I'd be a hair more concerned if it's the earlier.
Godlovesgamers  +   601d ago
"What Does This Say About the PlayStation Vita?"

It says Vita has a smaller install base than mobile phones.

Next question...

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