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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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the wii u is starting to look a little weaker! That was one of its biggest selling points.
thank you sony! Now I can play my ps3 games in my room!!! See I am partially disabled and cannot go into another room without help. now with the vita I will be able to play my games without the guilt of being a burden to someone else!! WOOHOOO! YES THANK YOU THANK YOU!
May the Gaming Gods bless your path with more wisdom and understanding.
Epic! If this works with Skyrim I will be the happiest man on Earth.
ps3 already did remote play with the psp so nintendos the one copyin not sony
Wait, why would you want to play Killzone on your Vita when you could play it on your... PS3?
I love Nintendo as much as the next man, but it really seems like...how do i put this...if WiiU is a fast food item, its not the kids meal, and it's not the adult meal, it's the jr big kids meal. With the release of Vita, the WiiU, with the exception once again being its exclusives, is a moot point. Quite frankly I feel Nintendo dropped the ball on this one, I feel like they can't let go of that stupid "release a million peripherals" mentality. And the fact that it only comes with one and does not support dual controllers it's the most polarizing console made to date. What are friends supposed to do when they come over? On top of that it's once again gimmicky. Who cars if you can lay it down and see the ball your about to wack in a game of golf? Really?