PS Vita Getting L2 and R2 Triggers for PS4 Remote Play Thanks to Add-on by Japanese Manufacturer

One of the most frustrating elements of playing PS4 games via remote play on PS Vita is the lack of L2 and R2 triggers. The rear touch pad helps, but the lack of tactile feedback from an actual physical button is hard to compensate for.

The Japanese manufacturer Joetsu Denshi Kogyo is releasing something that could solve the problem, outed by the local retailer Rakuten.

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SilentNegotiator1176d ago

Sucks for early adapters, though.

"Apparently it fits only the new PCH-2000 model"

EeJLP-1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

Yep.. so cool, all agrees now that's it's finally done, but when you talk about it for years you're some sort of hater by nerd standards.

It's still missing L3 & R3...

"Now disagree like usual when I bring up physical buttons, because I was semi-critical of Sony, then praise it as the greatest thing ever when it comes out.." -Me 227 days ago

3 Agrees - 14 Disagrees.. 507 days ago

0 - 3

Sony knows physical buttons are important (Kinect dis ad), yet failed to implement them on the Vita for L2, L3, R2, and R3.

1 Agree - 4 Disagrees

Those just took a minute to find searching my comments.. like I said, disagree, settle for and praise inferior product design, then when they finally wise up and it becomes reality, preach from the mountain tops about how what you previously disagreed with is now "cool" and "cool indeed". Where were you (and all the agreers) years ago when we could have gotten an actually hardware improvement instead of just an add-on that only fixes half of the problem?

PoSTedUP1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

@EjLP- ppl were disagreeing with most of your comment, not just the part where you said it needs more buttons... but the parts where you say the vita sucks and you wouldnt recommend it to anyone or that touch controls suck; and just comming off like a nit-picky douche. thats why u got disagrees, btw. also you forgot to post the 2-3, 0-0 and 1-0 agrees/disagrees. talk about taking things out of context... your comment is no longer relevant, imo. it doesnt make sense and you dont prove your point or provide anything substantial to back up you claim.

if you were to say: L2 & R2 would be better for remote play. you wouldve gotten all agrees, bc ive seen thoes comments b4. and its just a fact. you cant take that one part out of your comment and say that ppl disagreed with it. there were many other factors why you couldve gotten disagrees. btw.

EeJLP-1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

It's not nit-picky if I bought it for remote play, they say it can do remote play, yet remote play sucks on it, because it's missing 4 buttons.

"you forgot to post the 2-3, 0-0 and 1-0 agrees/disagrees."
Pretty sure I posted those.. I just didn't highlight them; 2-3 is still negative, 0-0 obviously would have been a complete waste to highlight, as is 1-0 being a sample size of.. 1.

Bottom line, Vita sucks at remote play. This product doesn't fix the issue. At best it fixes half of the issue and that's only if it's works as flawlessly as real hardware buttons would have. They had a chance to fix the Vita and so far they've failed. There's no sense in fixing it now, let's just hope they get it right with their next handheld.

Let's hope "it's got what we in the future call buttons, which turn out to be pretty important to those handful of millions of people who enjoy playing shooters, platformers, or well.. anything.."

Lastly, I'd rather play the douche and highlight flaws and press for improvement than blindly praise inferior hardware. You say you've seen the comments before.. nowhere close to often enough or else we'd have decent remote play hardware by now.

A DualShock 4 with a smartphone is now actually a pretty good option. You get an HD screen, all of the buttons, and the better fit of the actual controller. It's actually a pretty ideal option, especially if you can get it working on a smartphone with front-facing stereo speakers like an HTC One or as far as I know the Xperia Z line.

PoSTedUP1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

"These changes are mostly negligible. A couple ounces lighter? A couple millimeters thinner? A whopping 1GB internal storage?"

nitpicky and douchey.

then get a smartphone with a DS4?? wouldnt that solve YOUR problem??

im not here to defend the opposition of your opinion of remoteplay on the vita. i was just pointing out that:

"Those just took a minute to find searching my comments.. like I said, disagree, settle for and praise inferior product design, then when they finally wise up and it becomes reality, preach from the mountain tops about how what you previously disagreed with is now "cool" and "cool indeed".

was completely wrong. as i stated in my comment. youre looking too much into the agree/disagree system where it's just weird. apparently this Is just "cool" (what people Agreed with). really, it's cool. if people Really felt the need to have it as strongly as you do, then they wouldve demanded it. the vita is fine how it is for a lot of people. sorry you feel otherwise, not my problem.

EeJLP-1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

I'm beginning to think you don't know what nitpicky means..

Nitpicky would be if they made significant improvements and I complained that they should have been even better, like if the newly revised Vita came with 16GB internal storage and I was complaining about it not having 32. The 16 would have still been a good improvement.. yet they only gave it 1GB, which doesn't hold a whole lot of anything.

"These changes are mostly negligible. A couple ounces lighter? A couple millimeters thinner? A whopping 1GB internal storage?"

That's not nitpicky or douchey. That's factual. Check how much they 'slimmed' and lightened it. I was exactly what I said, a negligible amount. Adding the 1GB internal storage wasn't a whole lot different than adding nothing. As far as I remember, Vita games weigh in at GBs each.

They made the screen worse going from OLED to LCD, they didn't add the missing physical L2, R2, L3, and R3 buttons, they didn't add enough internal storage to hold several games before having to add expandable storage, they didn't address the issue of highly overpriced proprietary storage cards.

I understand the proprietary cards could possibly be due to piracy prevention, but that doesn't change the fact that they still cost double a microsd for half the storage (about 4x for a comparable amount of storage last time I checked).

The issue with the DS4 & smartphone is the overall bulk.

The next Sony handheld needs to have all buttons, a decent amount of internal storage, like no less than 32GB, which is pretty much the standard for smartphones now, and should support actual microsd cards. I know business-wise they then can't price-gouge consumers, so we're not likely to see that, but that would be a much better platform than the Vita.

Personally I don't even like handheld games, because I'd rather have them built bigger and better for the home console, but I would own a PS handheld for remote play for when I'm laying down or something. Again, that's why I bought and still own a Vita. It's just proven to be worthless for that use and I guess I'm too lazy to put it up for sale.

Now I guess we both made our points, so I'm about as finished as the Vita with this conversation.

PoSTedUP1175d ago

lol, you dont like handheld games yet you have This much to complain about!? youre not just nitpicky, youre completely complaining for the sake of compaining. youre messed up dude. thanks for proving my point. you shouldnt have bought one, like you originally said you wouldnt unless they had L2 & R2. but you did anyway... and i bet you did just so you could be more nitpicky and complain some more.

get a smart phone with a DS4 bc like you said, its better, and sit down and be quiet. why dont ya.

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WildArmed1176d ago

Agreed, too bad it won't work with all the games.

Some games have moved the R2/L2 from the back to front screen.

Smart idea either way, may pick it up just for DAI. They did the silly R2 is attack but it's the rear right top touch pad.

chippychan1175d ago

Yeah, the fact that the attack button is R2 in DAI is why I won't remote-play it on my vita which is a shame. It would be nice if the game allowed you to map your own buttons.

WildArmed1175d ago

I remote play it often still

kayoss1176d ago

This would be great, now they need to make one that incorporate the L3 and R3 buttons. I tried playing Destiny using remote play, the control really suck.

Mr Pumblechook1176d ago

When Sony released the PS Vita Slim they should have added the L2, R2 & 3 buttons. Remote Play works great but for games that use all DS4 inputs it can become a barrier when you are trying to remember how to do things.

Iveyboi1175d ago

I couldn't disagree more. I felt that Remote Play is fantastic with Destiny. Only hard part is supers sometimes. The rest is awesome (I like that sprint is the down button on the D Pad)

Snookies121176d ago

I'd buy the heck out of this...

JMaine5181176d ago

Hopefully it's good and they make one for the 1000 model.

wynams1176d ago

just let us pair DS4 already, prob solved

Spotie1176d ago

That's not very portable...

Killa781176d ago

The option to would still be nice. My xperia z3 can :D

ZeroX98761176d ago (Edited 1176d ago )

Galaxy S5 can do it too! running remote play is possible without root (with touchscreen), but syncing the DS4 on it needs root access.

In-home streaming works great since I'm using my DS4 which is linked directly to my PS4, but using my S5 for the screen.

If sony ever releases an official app for syncing the DS4 with android/iPhone, I would seriously consider subscribing to PS Now!

Thehyph1176d ago

Killa78 knows. I recently got a Z3 Compact and it's way better than my Vita for remote play. It can't ad-hoc with the PS4, so it's not the fastest possible connection, but built in pairing with Dualshock 3 or 4 solves the control issues that a lot of games have when using the Vita to remote play.

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