Submitted by Abriael 249d ago | news

Microsoft's Major Nelson Thinks PS4 Remote Play Is "a Great feature," Clarifies Previous Statement

Major Nelson previously went on record saying that "gamers certainly want to take their game with them but they just don’t want to have the same exact screen shrunk down."

Looks like that sentence didn't come out as he meant it, and he clarified what he actually intended. He also had words of praise to share about PS4/PSVita remote play. (Larry Hryb, PS Vita, PS4)

Angels3785  +   249d ago | Intelligent
I love remote play! I use it literally all the time if I'm not home or someone wants the tv. I bought a 4glte personal wifi hotspot from best buy and vita works on the go anywhere :D
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PoSTedUP  +   249d ago
sweet, that's what i was gonna do too. how much are you paying for it and the provider? i havent looked into it yet (no ps4). i bet it is Amazing!!
Angels3785  +   249d ago | Intelligent
It is amazing I can let friends play ps4 games anywhere :D Its through at&t for like $35-$50 a month for unlimited use :D
PoSTedUP  +   249d ago
haha nice. "i have my ps4 in my pocket :D!!!". cool thanks, +bubs. i cant wait!!
guitarded77  +   249d ago
As a smoker, I go out on the back porch for a few drags every so often... With remote play, I can continue online with my friends instead of dropping out and getting back into a game.
indysurfn  +   249d ago
Well for Major Nelson to "clarify" so LATE something is up. Microsoft most be about to try and copy, and are trying to take their foot out of their mouths first.
PoSTedUP  +   249d ago
@guitarded- try an E-CIG they are so much better and not nearly as bad for you. not Blu tho, go Logic Ecig. i was a smoker for 8 years (starting to sound like a promotion now, lol). once you have a craving just start dragging on that mofo one after another till it satisfies it (the 2.4 nicotine one). youll feel your lungs clearing up in the first 3 days. i havent touched a cig in 6months and dont plan to. and they are easier to quit too. hope this helps!
minimur12  +   249d ago
I was tempted to get a portable hotspot, but I've no idea where to get one from so the idea stopped right there lol

But anyway, literally 4 days ago M.Nelson played down remote play, saying that 'gamers don't want the same screen shrunk down' but now its a great feature? Smh.
sobekflakmonkey  +   249d ago

Man, you guys are lucky, we don't have nicotine E-Cigs in Canada, we have non-nicotine ones..that of which are pretty much pointless because you're not filling your "need" for nicotine, I need to figure out a way to get them sent up here from the states, been smoking for like 5 years, at a pack a day, really sucks, and really expensive, also, I realize this comment of mine was really off topic, but I'd like to know if there was a way to get them sent up here, that way I wouldn't have to get up and leave my PS4 to go have a smoke..
mattdillahunty  +   249d ago
so we're talking about

$400 console
$30-50 a year for PS+, depending when/where you get it
$200 or more for a Vita
$35-50 a MONTH for 4g lite (over $400 a year at least)
plus any extra games you want to buy

and people say PC gaming is expensive? are you effing kidding me?


no, and i wouldn't want to. remote play is a nice feature, but nowhere near worth all the money to go out of your way to get.
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insomnium2  +   249d ago

You can game on the go with your PC?
ThanatosDMC  +   249d ago

Dont forget that the Vita's been out for a while. I know, Guitarded77 bought his during launch like I did. You dont need to spend a huge amount in one go, unless there's some sort of bundle.
Soulscare  +   249d ago

Actually you can using an app for Vita, you don't even need to mod it! Also please don't judge PC gamers from Matt, we're not all that ignorant -.-
GdaTyler  +   249d ago
Remote Play is a dream come true. It works flawlessly. Just the fact that I can do it away from home is a damn miracle in itself. Simply brilliance. Greatness Awaits.
ZodTheRipper  +   249d ago
I'm looking forward to connecting to a friends Wifi and playing my PS4 when a party starts to get boring :D
sinjonezp  +   248d ago
Anyone hating on remote play should just stop. I bought the vita when the price dropped to 199.99 with the instant games collection included. That mean I got ps+ for a year free. Not to mention the free games with the bundle. People should realize ps+ covers all three platforms. Meaning I have like 14 free games from ps3, 7 from psvita and two currently from ps4. Somebody please add that up? The value is endless. The amount of games you get pays for the vita and more. Granted thats off topic..sorry. but remote play works perfectly and to say how much money you spend, it takes care of itself. I recommend remote play to anyone. I have a 50 inch ultra slim led and my lady loves the netflix app. When she is watching her shows. I can play battlefield 4 or anything practically with no lag. Heck you can control every facet of the ps4. Once you get ps+ trust me it will pay for itself and sony will make a killing with that psvita ps4 bundle. If they offer a year of ps+ with it, that would sell out in minutes. Jump on it people.
Angels3785  +   249d ago
Its through AT&T somewhere starting at like $35-$50 a month and its unlimited! :D
schlanz  +   249d ago
It's $50 for 5gb. There is no unlimited plan with AT&T.
DEREKTROTTER  +   249d ago
i take it you have to leave your PS4 on all day?
Angels3785  +   249d ago
Just in standby, but it gets used quite a bit! And no issues :D
dmitrijs88  +   249d ago
This is a killer app for Sony!
GodSquad  +   249d ago
So your family basically kick you out of the house? haha. Jokes.
CarlosX360  +   249d ago
All I could think to the comments by Major Nelson would be "Speak for yourself, Microsoft!"
Old McGroin  +   249d ago
@ indysurfin

"Well for Major Nelson to "clarify" so LATE something is up. Microsoft most be about to try and copy, and are trying to take their foot out of their mouths first."

I think you'll find that it is Sony who have copied Nintendo. As usual.
ajkula  +   249d ago
there you mean psp+Ps3 was somewhat copying nintendo?
dragon82  +   249d ago
PS Remote Play was around long before the Wii U.
THC CELL  +   249d ago
Lol lame attempt at Sony, well done clap clap
ThanatosDMC  +   249d ago
Terrible jab. You missed.
xtremeimport  +   249d ago
there is absolutely no way this feature can been seen as anything but great.
It works flawlessly and a great way to add value to the Vita and extend the PS4 experience outside of your home.

Its really brilliant.
jon1234  +   249d ago
"So it’s how can you stay connected, maybe you’re helping your team in a multiplayer match by spotting things… doing some real simplistic things on a phone that the touch interface really contributes to, so lot of our developers are doing things like that."

NO! i dont want to support and touch my phone screen! i want to play my actual game shrunken down onto my vita!!! which i have been doing happily i might add :)
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tubers  +   249d ago
But ofc. They'll be doing almost the same thing.


MS X1 Leaked Roadmap


"2015: Latest and greatest Xbox experiences. Instantly on any screen."
"Access to the latest and greatest experiences w/o upgrading hardware"
"Instant in Experiences Everywhere."

Nvidia also as "Grid" for cloud gaming.


Remote Play, both local and over the net is a future.

Global infrastructure is going to get better but maybe slowly.
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parentoftheyear  +   249d ago
If this is true, I will be most def getting XB1 in 2015 unless sony beats them to it.
tubers  +   249d ago
TBH, I don't see Cloud Gaming becoming great for the mainstream within the X1/PS4 gen. I don't think we have the infrastructure for that yet. I'm just saying it's going to be part of the future but not really polished at 2015.

Local RP will still probably be the "best" RP.

I'd love to see MS do RP on any phone with X1 controller compatibility.

It's a shame that the PSV isn't compatible with the DS4 + make your own Game Klip.
Hicken  +   249d ago
... Sony already has.
Omegasyde  +   249d ago
I agree, but unless bandwidth and speed is increased then this new technology will continue to hit the ceiling.

I do like how Wimax/whitespace technology is improving and that WAN-based Wifi speeds are getting better but even so, the speeds are still too slow to match what we need.
DEEBO  +   249d ago
remote play is not just a great feature its one of the best if not the best feature.
A bundle will set the gaming world on fire!
Lowsnamebrand  +   249d ago
great feature especially when you consider the games are streamed with little to no lag, i was weary about it at first but sony did a grade a job with the fuction
Williamson  +   249d ago
I've been using remote play quite a lot lately, its everything thing I hoped it would be.
nfl  +   249d ago
I'm looking more forward to this. Ps4 soon to be out in uk. It's nice to hear good things from others currently using. I see it as another way of splitting the cost in 2 halves. Usually you buy a vita game and a game for another platform. With ps4 it's like buying 1 game and having the ability to enjoy on 2 systems. So if it were £50. You could say it was equivalent to £25 each system.
Not only that, but fifa on vita was good. However, having the better console version streamed to vita is better.

Had my vita since launch and always liked it. However, with all the critics, i hope this just really shines in the end.
Rageanitus  +   249d ago
I was bummed about it when they were mentioning like crazy as a key feature for PS3, lets hope this time around as good as they say it is. Should find out in December :)
nfl  +   249d ago
Totally agree with you there.

I had the same feeling when i 1st got mine and those battlefield 3 clips online showing it off. I was like....oh yeah....!!!!

Then i felt let down and started to think everything i see or heard could be a ploy to get our money. Bit paranoid really!!!

You did a late pre order for december?
Rageanitus  +   249d ago
yup should have it shipped out by Dec 9th

Not to anxious since I still have an xbox360, vita, ps3, and pc gaming rig ;)
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Mikey32230  +   249d ago
No worries.. its nothing like the PS3 "remote play" garbage.

Its amazing. Granted the resolution gets dummbed down slightly for obvious reasons. but its really pretty seamless, quick.. and it just works.

Also certain games feel better to use remote play with.. a FPS wouldnt be as natural as say... resogun or an action game. (something natural to play on a portable device. but everything works, from big games to small)
Rageanitus  +   249d ago
I just wish they did REVERSE remote play.
Where you can stream your vita to your PS4 so you can use your dual shock 4.

I played Killzone/Resistance/COD on the vita, and I find my hand crimp up after playing 20+ minutes with FPS games.
DonMingos  +   248d ago

You mean something like the Vita Tv?

I wonder if they will ever come up with that idea
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ricochetmg  +   249d ago
vita tv will make it even better
nfl  +   249d ago
Yep. 1 ps4 in 2 rooms on whatever tv or projector with hdmi. ;)
BKsecret  +   249d ago
I personally have never tried remote play, but it sounds like a solution for me. I mean, my mom always watches her recorded shows on TV and I never get a chance to play on the TV.

Now I need to save up for a VITA! :)
ducimus118  +   249d ago
Major Nelson for President!

Seriously though, he is a 50 year old pedophile who isnt representative of gamers (including Xbox)
HolyDuck  +   248d ago
"A 50 year old pedophile" If you are what represent a gamer I would no longer like to be classed as one, rude for absolutely no reason, grow up.
ironmonkey  +   249d ago
Maybe he likes the dark side
SaffronCurse  +   249d ago
Ps vita on sale @ best buy 169.99
MightyNoX  +   249d ago
"Gamers don't want to play on a smaller screen."

"Gamers want to play on a smaller screen."

Whew, that took a lot longer than I expected. All two minutes, in fact.
Back-to-Back  +   248d ago
Mr. 180 strikes again and flips the switch.
Ps4Console  +   249d ago
What does Major Nelson know after that fiasco with the Xbox one , I was shocked by how bad the games look on the Xbox One & he has the cheek .
CarlosX360  +   249d ago
"The cheek of it!" - GTAV's Trevor :)
alexkoepp  +   249d ago
For the remote play functionality though turns a $400 system into a $650 system, $150 more than the xbox one
MightyNoX  +   249d ago
For the surface play functionality though turns a $500 system into $1000 system. $400 more than PS4. D'ohoioohohohohoo!
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garos82  +   249d ago
Maths! Learn it it should help with basic needs in life
moparful99  +   249d ago
@alexkoepp Except they (ps4 and vita) work indepent of each other.. Same can't be said of Kinect 2.0 which drives up the cost of the X1 by $100..
Lboogieskells  +   249d ago
"Can you Count"- Sirus
gpturbo81  +   249d ago
wierd, ive been doin this for a year
shadowsatey  +   249d ago
I use my Vita more often than not, now that the TV is almost always taken when I want to play. PS4 to Vita stream is quite impressive. I've only noticed a few hiccups, if I'm in another room, playing, but next to the TV it is virtually impossible to notice the difference. The controls on the other hand are hard to get used to.
kingPoS  +   249d ago
You can buy a set of grips for the Vita.
Hopefully something like this can suit your needs.

Gateway MT6706 2008
Gamerita  +   249d ago
if they say it's a great feature then expect them to be working on their own remote play feature something like the Wii U tablet pad. but sure it won't be anywhere near as good as vita both hardware & software wise.
Revvin  +   249d ago
I didn't buy a Vita, my iPhone replaced my PSP for casual mobile gaming but getting a PS4 could change that. I could see the potential of remote play but the technology wasn't quite there with the PSP/PS3. I don't want to just spot for my friends or perform some menial side task - I want to be there in the thick of it playing my PS4 game remotely. Further on down the line as this feature expands then why can't I play that game of FIFA I had scheduled just because I'm stuck on the train and can't get home in time or that clan game of Killzone or Call of Duty. This is how consoles CAN stay relevant and fight off mobile phone gaming, in future it may not be that Sony sells a mobile gaming platform but rather sells their consoles with an optional peripheral that connects to the home console so they deliver a single format that you can access anywhere.

This is typical Major Nelson, he throws out a statement, it stirs up the fanboys then later makes a retraction or amendment to make it look like less of a swipe at the competition and then he's made out to be the nice guy - it's bait and switch PR.
Lboogieskells  +   249d ago
Remote played NBA 2k14 last night.

I'm more than happy =)
jacksjus  +   249d ago
I'll get the Vita when they figure out a way to make it work nationwide, regardless of your distance from the system.
mochachino  +   249d ago
So what, now Sony and MS are trying to kill each other with kindness.
contradictory  +   248d ago
next Sony will send MS flowers and ask her out.
Godmars290  +   249d ago
So Nelson basically embarrassed himself and MS once again. Cried sour-grapes on something Sony did but MS didn't or will be able to do with their version of remote play, and reversed himself as a spokesmen.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   249d ago
PS4 thrift shop song:

"I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got PS4 in my pocket
I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome"

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