Hands On Impressions of the PS4 to PS Vita Remote Play Feature

One of the more intriguing new features offered by the PS4 is its ability to stream a majority of its games to a PS Vita handheld unit. This feature mimics what Nintendo accomplished with the Wii U and it’s massive gamepad controller, but it actually offers a more robust mobile gaming experience. Rather than being restricted to a tight distance, the PS4 to PS Vita remote play function allows the handheld to play games from the PS4 from anywhere on the Internet, or within a local area network. The remote play feature essentially allows the TV to be freed up for homes with limited screens, as well as turning the Vita into a portable PS4 console of sorts.

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ibrake4naps1824d ago

Have a ps4, vita, and shadow fall. Will definitely give this a go! Should be great while dropping a load!

Xer0_SiN1824d ago

i did. its pretty trip. the thing is getting used to l2 and r2 on the back touch pad.

minimur121824d ago

Yeah I heard l2 and r2 are shoot/aim on KZ SF, do you have to manually re-map that tfor the game or is it automatic?

Xer0_SiN1824d ago

mini: i changed it to 'classic' r2 is just a weird fit for me lol.

badz1491824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )


I really hate this kind of misinformation;

"This feature mimics what Nintendo accomplished with the Wii U and it’s massive gamepad controller..."

WTF? ever heard of PSP-PS3 remote play before?? yeah...2nd screen feature available between 2 platforms that was released in 2004 and 2006 respectively! if you're so bad at math, let me just make it clear here --> Sony had Remote Play OVER 5 YEARS before the Wii U is even on sale!

wonderfulmonkeyman1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

What you're not mentioning is, just like the Wiimote, Sony didn't really put the idea to the forefront of their console features until Nintendo started doing it as a main feature.

Sony had a wand controller prototype before Nintendo; they didn't try to do anything serious with it until AFTER the Wii was out.

And they sure as heck didn't do much to promote Remote Play on the PS3, let alone the PS2.[also keep in mind that the PSP didn't have the touch screen that the Vita and Wii U pad do, which is a bit of a difference.]
Not nearly as heavily as they are now that the Wii U has made it a key feature of THEIR console.[btw, Remote Play is just a wireless conceptualization of the tethered idea that the GBA to GC had going but with a few improvements, so it's not exactly a totally new idea even then.]

Sony might HAVE these things first[as far as the wand controller goes], but they've always waited for someone else to do something with them first to prove they can be profitable and/or desirable to the player base before they actually take the risk of seriously using them.

First to an idea, late to do any serious marketing/focus for it due to not wanting to take a risk.

I know I'm going to get downvoted to hell for stating all of that, but it's the truth.

badz1491824d ago

but the article clearly stated the Wii U! so the writer implied that Remote Play is copying the Wii U gamepad. stop trying to spin things out!

MatrixxGT1824d ago

I had a wiiU and its was cool but vita remote play with ps4 blows it out if the water. Totally not in the same ballpark. Plus my vita batter last twice as long as the gamepad.

wonderfulmonkeyman1824d ago

I must have missed it; did the article state how far away this "internet" off-TV play functions at?
Because I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to play my PS4 games while on a trip out-of-state without it alongside me or anything ridiculous like that.

Neo Nugget1824d ago

If it's being played through the internet, doesn't that mean it'll play the same no matter where you are?

Chris5581824d ago

well in 5 years with patches and shit maybe but right now ethernet to ps4 wifi to vita is the way to go for best experience also don't be too far away max bathroom imo

wonderfulmonkeyman1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

I doubt our tech is advanced enough that a console game's signal could so easily transmit to a handheld across the country without at least a few latency hiccups.
Even then, what happens to your game or save data if you suddenly run out of Vita power?
There's just too many unanswered questions for my tastes.

Hozi1824d ago

Well the article did state that you had two options of Connecting the Vita to Ps4. Wifi and Locally. I'm guessing wifi will allow you to play out on the road so long as the connection is strong enough.

oONinjavitiSOo1824d ago

As long as you're vita has access to wi-fi or even 4gLTE from a phone and you're ps4 is hooked up to the internet at home it will work anywhere in the world as long you have a good connection.

Langkasuka1824d ago

There was an article earlier on someone who did a speed test on Vita/PS4 over LTE. He said he was somewhere 10 miles from his PS4 at home. The results were pretty good.

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Langkasuka1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

"It’s definitely a feature worth showing off to your Xbox One friends,"

Probably gonna get shot at for saying this but... :3

Turn on that Killzone-Vita/PS4 action when in line with everybody for the X1 midnight launch.
Forgo earphones.

heliumhead20301824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

Though the delay is obviouy undesirable for competitive gaming. The overall execution is awesome especially using a hotspot. This would be perfect for grinding away from home in games like skyrim

dcj05241824d ago

My thoughts exactly. When FFXV comes out i'll be geinding at school lol.

Madderz1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

One thing I wanna know....

If i went out and bought a PSVita, would i be able to connect it to my phones wifi hotspot and use that to remote play??

I understand it might lag etc but I would only really want one to play my PS4 games at work and we dont have a wifi connection i can use here.

I dont see the point in only being able to play in my house, i'm in control of the TV lol.

Anyone got a PS4 and tried this yet?

EDIT: I should probably have red the comments above first haha!!!!!

Whxian1824d ago (Edited 1824d ago )

i'v used my phone's 3g network as a hotspot b4 to play vita games online, if the 3g network aint having a bad day then it works great, as for remoteplay from ps4, people would have to test.

Madderz1824d ago

Thats cool then! I might pick one up and just play Vita games online worse comes to worse.

I'd imagine streaming a PS4 game will be quite demanding!

Hope its possible though! If not looks like i'm waiting for 4G/LTE to reach me...

Its so annoying that the nearest major city is like 40 minutes away and they have it GRRR!!

Thanks for the info :)

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