The lights are on
Today during a presentation at the Tokyo Game Show 2011 in Japan, Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated the PlayStation Vita’s remarkable ability to remotely play PlayStation 3 games. Mr. Yoshida then proceeded to get his butt kicked by the Helghast in front of a bunch of people.
The PS Vita’s sharp five inch display faithfully showed off the beautiful shooter. The tiny portable generally did a good job of keeping up with the massive explosions and frenzied firefights, but the framerate did suffer a few times. The dual analog sticks of the PS Vita made navigation and shooting look easy. Mr. Yoshida explained that the missing shoulder and analog stick buttons can be compensated for by using the Vita’s rear touch panel. I’m not sure how configuring these controls works or how it feels, but it’s interesting way to address the problem. Whether it was nerves, lack of practice, or a clunky interface, Mr. Yoshida struggled with the game, often firing rounds clear past the enemy and falling to his death.
The remote play feature also works with television programs. It appears that you can stream a show to your PS Vita while someone uses the TV for something else. This functionality reminds me of one of the Wii U’s biggest selling points.
Yoshida said that technology for remote play is in the hands of developers. There’s no telling if all games will be available for remote play, but Killzone 3 certainly is. Let’s cross our fingers that this awesome feature becomes widespread across PS3 games.
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Very very smart. Sadly, smart moves that focus on technological advancement are a thankless task...
Glad I waited, now I just need to get together the funds...
If it can stream Killzone three then...omg! they need to stream a lot of PS3 exclusives on this beast of a PS Vita! :D
This is great!! the psvita wound do great with more similar functions
Now THIS is true innovation. Well played, Sony.
Wow, that psvita is a little monster. Even with the battery life, psvita is the most advance and powerful handheld I ever seen. This is a day 1 buy for me. The psvita is really a piece of technology for the history.
hopefully the framerate will be patched by us release
That's a pretty good selling point. Glad to hear it.
I hope we'll be able to play this on the go. Playing this beast of a game on a 4 hour flight would definitely make me consider buying the Vita in the future.
the sad thing is, its only within the ps3 remotes distance(if im getting this correctly)like the psp. so no travel games. but replacing the r2 and l2 with the touch pad is one of the greatest compromises ever. instead of removing it, they just "enhace" it. but playing killzone on my vita, while my nuicanse of a sister watches tv.
This seems a like a really cool feature, what I am wondering is if you play split screen can one person get a TV all to them self while the other(s) get vitas?
Wii U is dead!!!
I think I now how does it work the back touch is R2 L2 and in the front touch screen L3 R3 amazing!!!!!
As if I didn't want one enough already...
Well....I sure hope the battery life wont effect the remote play!
OMFG this could be better than I dreamed. This better work for everything they say, i.e. all PS3 games, and TV for real. Wow this could be great.
Yes... Yeesss.... YEEEESSSS!!!