PS4 Remote Play “just happens”, no dev support required

Thursday, 13th June 2013 23:10 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PlayStation 4 natively supports Vita Remote Play at a system level, meaning almost every game will support the feature.

“On PlayStation 4, it just happens. You just make a PS4 game, it supports Remote Play,” SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Engadget.

Not every game will work – “Maybe not Just Dance,” Yoshida joked, since that will use PlayStation Move or PlayStation Camera – but Sony has made it pretty easy for developers to opt-in.

“Please make sure that when you play your games on Vita, the control is good. That’s the minimum thing we’re asking them to do,” he said.

Although Sony has politely requested developers to implement a Vita-specific control scheme to support Remote Play, that’s nothing compared to the work they had to do on PlayStation 3. As Yoshida noted, this changes Remote Play from a rarely-used novelty to a feature with real legs.

“The single biggest issue, why there are not many PlayStation 3 games that support Remote Play, was that it was optional – the system didn’t do much. The game has to set aside some memory or CPU to be able to do that, and usually, memory is the most precious resource that teams fight amongst each other for,” he said.

“So when it comes down to the priorities, these are features that are very easy to drop.”



  1. Sang2

    Good, this is perfect.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. actuallyisnotafox

    first time i descovered remote play my eyes lit up as i thought i could plkay team fortress 2 on the orange box, so im glad this coming, im on my vita a lot and if youre in a large wifi area like a campus like me this year, itll be good :’)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. manamana

    Is it just me, or is Yoshida talking more than usual. He seems really open to comment and twitter like crazy. Anyway christmas cant come soon enough :-D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    If the Vita has a good price and lots of these have remote play I’ll be very tempted.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin


    Shu’s a really nice guy!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Sylrissa

    This is exactly what I was hoping for.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. redwood

    life happens!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. RandomTiger

    OK, I am really interested in this but as someone whos never really used a vita can someone explain to me how they are going to handle the absence of the shoulder buttons and thumb stick down clicks?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. jmg24bad

    #8 The trigger buttons will be the touch pad, the down clicks Im not sure

    #9 2 years ago
  10. jmg24bad

    Planetside 2 was confirmed to work on ps vita

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 Planetside from the comfort of your bed? I could get used to that idea…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mojo

    8: emulated with the touchpad and/or touchscreen

    #12 2 years ago
  13. RandomTiger

    @12 Thanks, is that something you’ve seen already with any PS3 titles?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    Is this full wifi or more like the Wii U with a limited range?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. monkees19

    Too bad no one has a Vita to try it out…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    Bitch please :) Thats a stupid analogy:
    People buying it weekly, would like to disagree.
    “PS Vita NA: 6,319 EU:9,314 JP:12,185 Total: 31,985″
    By VGchartz.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    Remote play works over your local network or internet. So limited by your wifi set-up. It should be possible to play over the internet but I wouldn’t plan on playing any tight action games that way. Something more sedate and turn based should be possible.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Francis O

    @15 Legendaryboss

    Be fair, you say no one is buying the Wii U all day then come rushing to the Vita’s aid when it’s in the same situation as the Wii U.

    The Vita is not selling very well. And quoting VGChartz is just stupid. We know how wrong they are. So Bitch Please… get a reliable source.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Joe Musashi

    “… get a reliable source.”

    Some need to practice what they preach.

    And if you have a more reliable source with supports your counterpoint then, surely, that would be a perfect time to use it, No?

    Evidently not.


    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    Oh joy i get to reason with Francis :D Never said no one buys the Wii U and i don’t do it on a daily basis because that will clearly upset you and we don’t want that do we? :)

    All i complain about is poor third party support on Nintendo platforms which will lead to Wii U selling poorly and 3DS never reaching outside Nintendo’s target audience. I said many times the PS Vita and Wii U are in the same situation, but what @15 says is factually incorrect and even if Vgchartz are wrong they are estimates, no other source does what they do on a weekly basis.

    Oh and i don’t come rushing to PS Vita aid: i complain about the lack games in the future, lack of marketing the same reasons as Wii U. But the reason why i defend it over Wii U is because i am within their target audience.

    #20 2 years ago

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