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September 4, 2014

PS4 Remote Play coming to Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact

by John_A

I think I need some more coffee. Boy has it been a big day of news. Sony put out quite a large chunk with a new SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk, not to mention a plethora of devices that we have yet to get to. Mixed in the blizzard of information circling the web is some news about PS4 Remote Play.

Sony Playstation 4 remote play

As you might expect, this is Sony’s way to bring your Playstation 4 games from the TV in the living room to your Sony device in the back bedroom. Sony will be offering up a simple game control mount accessory that will let you attach your Xperia Z3 to your current DUALSHOCK 4 controller for a pop up playing experience. Much like the Moga controllers do. Sony is quick to mention that this function is available on the new Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact and that you will need a Playstation 4, DUALSHOCK 4 controller, a Sony Entertainment Network account and high-speed internet. If you have a PS4 then you should have everything except the newly announced devices that aren’t available yet anyways.

Sony may bring this functionality to previous Xperia devices, which would be nice since the U.S. doesn’t have a very big saturation of Xperia devices to begin with. Game streaming isn’t all that new, NVIDIA has been doing it with PC games to the Shield for some time. AP points out that the Wii U does this through their tablet remote thingy they have. While I haven’t given it much time yet, Limelight offers game streaming from your PC to a plethora of Android devices, while not perfect, it works. The PS Vita has had this ability for quite sometime.

There doesn’t seem to be a price tag for the controller adapter for your phone. That information should come out closer to the launch of the new Xperia Z3 line in a few months.

Via Android Police


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