Watch What Left 4 Dead Looks Like Running On Your Vita

Kotaku- It's not Valve-official by any means, but with the power of button mapping, playing Left 4 Dead is possible on your Vita.

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Emilio_Estevez2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

How was this done? says PS Suite, but that doesn't mean much to me.

Aclay2688d ago

He used a Remote Desktop play application.

There's a little more about it on Joystiq: "The wizard digitalarts001 has made it possible to run Left 4 Dead with motion controls on the PS Vita, via remote desktop play and PlayStation Mobile (formerly "Suite"). The above video provides a magical demonstration of L4D on Vita, appearing to run smoothly even when motion controls are activated by the player pressing the left trigger and mumbling an incantation in broken Latin, we assume.

A remote desktop application is just one of the homebrew innovations we can expect from PlayStation Mobile, but it may be one of the most important: When players can make their own games suddenly appear on the Vita, Sony won't have to create any of its own titles."

Wingsfan242688d ago

Couldn't you essentially do this with a remote desktop app on an iPod touch as well? I mean there's no controls, but it's basically the same concept.

Aclay2688d ago


I don't know if would be possible with an Ipod Touch...maybe it would, but I'm assuiming the power of the handheld would probably come into question. I dunno if the current Ipod Touch's could run something like L4D this way. Still, pretty cool stuff what this guy was able to do with the Vita though.

ginsunuva2688d ago


There's a famous application for ios and android called Splashtop. Though it's not very good for gaming. There is a gaming-oriented version for Tegra 3 android devices called Splashtop THD. It actually works really well. Use it in conjunction with the Asus Transformer Prime's keyboard and mouse dock, and you have a mega pc in a tablet.

miyamoto2688d ago

LOL who disagreed with Aclay?

joab7772687d ago

Awesome. It's exactly what the vita needs.

STONEY42687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

Since what it's doing is streaming to the device, you could pretty much do this on any device with a screen. There are also iOS games that support gamepads too, so it would be feasible on an IPod touch too. It's not like the hardware is actually running the game.

The Vita is already well suited for this though, since it has built in controls and an extremely nice display. No need for an external controller.

Sony is really missing out here. The Vita would sell a lot more if they marketed it as a way to play your PS3 games on the go, and not force you to buy the same exact game for 2 systems if you want to do this (PS Battle Royal, Sly 4).

They could also do the same thing as the Wii-U with the Vita, by making it an extension of your console. Which is exactly what they were going to do with the PSP (MGS4), but they never delivered on that.

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topekomsi2688d ago

This blows my fuggin mind, genius. Pure genius....

miyamoto2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

Me too I taught the PSP was badass but the PS Vita blows it out of the water!

Wow that four-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and a four-core SGX543MP4+ graphics processing unit is not just for show but for future proofing.

Suddenly the $250 price tag looked way too cheap.

SandWitch2687d ago

What does PS Vita's power has to do with desktop streaming? I could stream BF3 to my calculator if it has WiFi and a proper screen, lol

SandWitch2687d ago

Agree, it's a pure genius idea. And the best part is that this app allows us to have a PC emulator and any other emulator on the Vita without hacking it.

If it works well with 3G it may force me to buy a 3G model instead of my current WiFi-only SKU.

pandatomsk2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

my mind is blown as well. i think it's pretty obvious that Sony is under-utilizing the vita's potential at the moment, but if the gamer/dev community keeps up with the crafty cracks showing ps3 games playable on vita and now computer games playable on vita, i think they'll eventually get off their butts and realize the possibilities for this handheld device. im super stoked to see what other folks will come up with next!

{this doesn't even have anything to do with acquiring gaikai so leveraging the vita's capabilities with the addition of an expansive cloud gaming network would be huge)

CaptCalvin2688d ago

"Playable on Vita" should not be confused with "Playable with Vita"

pandatomsk2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

if you're refering to issues of lag or quality of gameplay, I certainly see these more as tech demos really, but evidence of tech should inevitably lead to potential enhancements and further refinement, atleast Id hope so. regarding exclusivity, I'm sure more devices than the vita would be able to do similar functions as far as streaming games remotely, but until said devices have improved controls, I think playing something like l4d on a touchscreen only device would prove difficult.

@captcalvin - oh, then yeah, totally. but imo, that's the best part. if they can allow the user to play ps3 (mgs4, battlefield) or pc games (l4d?! i love l4d!) on vita rather than having to be ported over, while still developing unique titles specifically for the vita hardware, then its gonna be a win win for all those involved.

atleast, thats how I see it. anyone is ofcourse, free to feel differently.

CaptCalvin2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

I'm referring to the fact that the game isn't actually run off the device's hardware. It's merely a controller in this case.

CaptCalvin2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

I see it as a distraction. It'll in the end weaken demand for these games to actually be made specifically for the Vita.

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