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PlayStation 4 To Have Mandatory Remote Play Support

This is very bad news for the big wigs at Nintendo

Remote Play is nothing new for the PlayStation brand but it's one that has never been fully appreciated or tapped to bring a real game changer to the PlayStation brand, it was an afterthought of sorts and that's something that has reflected throughout the PlayStation 3 lifespan, all that is about to change of course and Sony won't be missing a trick this time around, bringing mandatory PlayStation Remote Play Support to all the consoles titles.

“Unless the game requires specific hardware like camera, [all PS4 games will support Remote Play feature on mandatory basis],” said Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, on Twitter, reports TheNextWeb web-site.

Using your Wi-Fi connection, your PlayStation 4 will do the rendering on the game, instead of sending the AV output via HDMI to your TV it streams it over Wi-Fi to your PlayStation Vita and because you’re on a local network the lag is low and the visual quality high, Sony will even bring this functionality to WWAN in the near future.

What this means is that your Vita can play ALL of your PlayStation 4 games, much in the same way the Wii U allows you to step away from the screen and continue playing, the PlayStation 4 will promise the same and there simply hasn't been a better time to get a Vita, because it sounds like it's about to become the PlayStation 4's BFF.