Submitted by Rashid Sayed 313d ago | rumor

Sony Seeking Software Engineers for Virtual Machines, PS3 and PS Vita Emulators Incoming for PS4?

"Sony has posted job listings for Software Engineers to work on Virtual Machines for the PlayStation brand, with team members being a "part of extending and improving the virtual machines which SCE currently uses across many platforms."" (PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

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XiNarutoUzumaki  +   313d ago
You can criticize Sony all you want for copying The wii Mote, Super smash bros, or anything, but they also try new things. They have contributed to this industry as much as Nintendo and Microsoft:

- Cloud Gaming in consoles
- Remote play inside or outside home
- Emulation of PS1,PS2 and PS3 via Gaikay
- Vitual Reality headset
- New ways to play implemented in DS4
- PS+

These are all the new thinks Sony has done so far I can think of. If you say Sony doesn't innovate, then you are an ignorant hater.
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NewMonday  +   313d ago
it would interesting is every PS4 turns into a VitaTV
Godmars290  +   313d ago
The Vita TV is likely dead at this point. Its not selling well in Japan and Kindle Fire has stolen whatever potential momentum it might have had in the West.
bicfitness  +   313d ago
Honestly, playing Ragnarok Odyssey Ace and Dragon's Crown on a 55 inch tv is a night and day difference from even OLED picture-quality.

If I had the option, I would play every Vita game that way and keep the actual device only for trips.
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kneon  +   313d ago

Amazon Fire has yet to prove itself. The real competition is still Roku and Apple.

With the right marketing the Vita Tv could still do OK. At a minimum they need to change the name, emphasize the relationship to the playstation brand to benefit from the current buzz around the PS4.
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Godmars290  +   313d ago
Kindle Fire, by being announced and advertised, has jumped ahead of Roku and matched Apple. Amazon itself is too well established in the consumer mindset for Fire not to be.

Vita TV could still have impact, but with it being technically crippled by not being able to play certain Vita games, the only way its going to come back is if Sony get Gaiki up and running then advertise Vita TV as a satellite device for it and a PS4. With its media streaming options a footnote.

The only hitch with this is that 1) Sony's attention span, 2) Sony's seemingly inability to advertise and 3) Vita TV is already out and bombed in Japan which will really effect #2.

Personally I'd love to get a Vita TV, but with it being what it is, not having any online support in the States, its not all that good of an idea for me to get one. Not unless I can use my JP account.
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kneon  +   313d ago
You keep confusing by calling it Kindle fire, that's their tablet, Amazon Fire Tv is their media streaming box.

I've never seen an Amazon Fire ad, are they really pushing it that much?

I think there is more behind Vita TV than just Gaikai and the PS4. Sony have been working on an over the top cable network and this would be a cheap way to deploy it to existing devices without everyone having to buy a PS4 or Sony smart TV. So we may have to wait for that before we see Vita TV released here.

While Sony have a huge amount of the own content from all their film and TV studios, if they don't get distribution rights from most of the other big content providers this will be DOA which would mean we may never see Vita TV in the west.
Godmars290  +   313d ago
I see a commercial with Gary Busey all the time, and I barely even watch live TV at this point.

For Amazon fire whatever it is.

That shows my overall interest in it, but that doesn't mean that the thing isn't going to sell. Especially when Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, is actively advertising it and has it on their front page as well.
kneon  +   313d ago
I guess I'm watching the "wrong" programs as I've never seen the commercial.
scott182  +   313d ago
Also the camera used for gaming on consoles, Sony contributed that as well, which I think was huge.
MegaRay  +   313d ago
Actually, PS allstars is NOT a SSB ripoff except for crossover part.

OT: sony better work to get ps1/2 emulator before vita/3
Iltapalanyymi  +   313d ago
well a vita emulator is definitely not happening.
Massacred  +   313d ago
We can wish
b_one  +   313d ago
Let the hunt begin!
Farsendor1  +   313d ago
when will vita tv release in NA? anyways on topic i would love to be able to play ps3 games on ps4. i would buy ni no kuni, drakengard 3, ffx and a few other games.
donwel  +   313d ago
I imagine it's more like PS1, 2 and 3 emulation instead of Vita
Kennytaur  +   313d ago
So, most likely improved PS1, PS2 and PSP emulation. Good.
Massacred  +   313d ago
This is seriously good news if legit.

This was one of my personal top requests for them to have in the PS4, emulation of older consoles.

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