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Vita PS4 Remote Play to tempt triple-A publishers back, says Sony boss

Tuesday, 19th November 2013 00:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Vita’s PS4 Remote Play will help show publishers the platform is worth investing in, says Adam Boyes, Sony’s publisher and developer relations boss.

Speaking to Kotaku, Boyes said Sony has three plans to revitalise the flagging handheld, and two of them boil down to connectivity with the PlayStation 4.

Remote Play allows you to play PS4 games on your Vita, and Boyes believe that itself is a big draw, as well as likely to show publishers that the platform can sustain big triple-A experiences.

“You have this amazing sort of triple-A experience when you’re in bed knocking out a couple scavenger missions in Assassin’s Creed IV right before you go to bed. I think with Remote Play that I’m gonna be playing very little mobile games at home now within the house,” he said.

“I do think that the Remote Play aspect of PS4 is gonna help the amount of Vitas that are out in the wild, and then that will start informing more publishers to build that bigger, meatier content.”

As well as these two, Boyes expects Sony’s indie push to bear fruit, with games like Spelunky feeling natural on the platform.

“We had a ton of announcements at Gamescom for great content like that on the Vita. So the reality is, we’re trying to create a bunch of different content for a variety of gamers so they get satiated with a device on the go or within their house.”

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4 Comments

  1. FeaturePreacher

    Remote play isn’t just good for the house, it’s also good outside as seen below:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aIgS_jPW7Xc

    #1 10 months ago
  2. CycloneFox

    I think that is a really good opportunity. At some point developers, who never thought of developing for a handheld device will see their game running on a handheld device, without doing any extra work for it.

    That will give a totally different perspective for them and at the same time show of what the vita is capable of. I’m not talking about self-rendered graphics obviously (which are out of the question good as well), but the input, the nice screen, the easy and fast OS and possibilties do do in background while palying of streaming, etc.

    It’ll also be more interesting for the end-consumer, too of course. Having such a capable handheld for such a small price, where you can also play PS4 games in bed or even when you are not at home is great value for little money. The old Vita is very cheap today, but with the new Vitas internal memory, you don’t even have to get those expensive memory carss anymore if you don’t want to.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. jennybell

    The amount of people i see in stores grabbing these up has defiantly doubled. Even if it was practically 0 to begin with. Discount has defiantly helped.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    No it won’t, laziness will ensue.

    #4 10 months ago

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