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Blizzard confirms Diablo III Doesn’t Support Remote Play On PS4

Matthew Berger talks Diablo 3 on PS4 and why it won't support Remote Play.

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Snookies121020d ago

Ahhhh, lame! Oh well, still a fun game...

abzdine1020d ago

yeah but doesn't every game support remote play by default?

kryteris1020d ago

maybe if it is digital only, then dont have to offer that. But I'm pretty damn sure they said every game will have remote play.

RedHawk021020d ago

They said they will try their best to get every game to have remote play but it will ultimately be decided by the game developers.

0ut1awed1020d ago (Edited 1020d ago )

It's supposedly the underlying code in PS4 games that supports remote play. So yea any game developed for the PS4 can support remote play natively.

Developers spending 10 minutes to make the second L & R bumpers usable via the rear touch pad is another story...

From my understanding that's the only reason why developers might "uncheck" the ability to have their game streamed. Unless it requires the Playstation camera of course.

Hopefully most developers won't be so lazy.

Vitalogy1020d ago (Edited 1020d ago )

I can't help to think that this might be the ps3 remote play thing all over again.

First they say "you'll be able to play via remote play" and then only a hand full (if so) will have.

I hope I'm wrong because I already ow a Vita and I would like to remote play my ps4 games.

FamilyGuy1020d ago

All I'm seeing from this is hat it'll be difficult to play on the small vita screen.
Them "not supporting it" just means they aren't mapping the controls or enlarging the text.

Aren't you able to zoom in anyway while remote play via pinch/stretch on the touch screen?

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dieforgame1020d ago

Ugh, that's lame. I don't really care about Diablo 3 in particular, but I was under the (apparently mistaken) impression that Vita remote play was a built-in feature of the PS4, and that it would be compatible with all games. To find that it's game specific is disappointing. :(

Even if graphic elements of D3 are too small to be feasible, I would have rather all games support the feature, and then it would be up to the gamer to decide whether or not it's actually playable.

805Junior8051020d ago

Remote play needs to be incorporated while the game is being developed. This game is a port and wouldn't support it. Sucks nonetheless

0ut1awed1020d ago (Edited 1020d ago )

Nope. As I said in my comment above it has already been confirmed that ANY PS4 game has the capability of supporting remote play.

Lazy devs seems to currently be the only explainable excuse.

TheDivine1020d ago (Edited 1020d ago )

Sony said its a standard like trophies where EVERY game will support it. Either Sony lied or this guy is lying. I believe the dev with this one. And it doesn't need to be built into a game, you do it with the ps4 itself. Its basically streaming the game like the WiiU which patched in support for all wii games (see old games not built in). It doesn't or shouldn't matter if the dev wants to or not, if its standard it works with all games.

Sony is always over promising. Remote play was supposed to work with the ps3 and psp, hopefully this isn't a repeat. Not looking good though.

black0o1020d ago

they said the game won't look great on small screen that's all - they cut out the vita on proposes-

Kayant1020d ago

“Not really. Not for the moment,” Berger said.

iirc they need remote play support to pass certification so it's not really a option.

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

majiebeast1020d ago (Edited 1020d ago )

Yeah and it doesnt require any extra coding because its build into the PS4 they only need to give the control scheme thats it. Maybe they mean special features for remote play or something.

Kayant1020d ago (Edited 1020d ago )

Well he talks about the vita's screen being too small to effectively use your inventory.... I think they will have to add it in anyway. We will see when it launches.

kryteris1020d ago

isnt the screen like 5inch and nearly 720p?

bjmartynhak1020d ago (Edited 1020d ago )

I'm curious with what will happen with no support.

Will the remote play work, but there will be no button mapping for R2/L2, R3,L3?

PlayStation_41020d ago

just because he said "not for the moment" doesn't mean that it is coming, it could have been taken out of context.

GribbleGrunger1020d ago

This is odd. For it not to play on the Vita, Blizzard would have to actually stop it themselves because it's automatic. They would have to 'opt out' rather than 'opt in'. Let's see if there's a Vita version of Diablo 3 because if there is I think it's more to do with greed than any flimsy reason they give in this article.

RytGear1020d ago

I can understand that what is on the Vita screen will be too small to distinguish (ie. inventory) but surely this is something that should be up to the player? I will decide if I want to go blind playing or not.

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