When the PS4 was first announced back in February, Sony made a lot of headlines, not only with the consoles itself, but the functionality between the PS4 and handholds. Sony unveiled the PS4 smartphone app, and although they didn’t discuss much about that, a lot of people were interested in it, including me. Sony VP of World Wide Studios, Michael Denny, discussed the functionality with the PS4, and he talked about why the Vita is the ideal choice for the console’s remote play features.
“So what we announced in terms of remote play was certainly for PlayStation 4 games to be played remotely via wifi access on your PS Vita,” he told OPM. “Because obviously the Vita is the perfect second screen in terms of the analogue sticks and buttons.”
“We also talked about PlayStation apps and the ability to interact with your games via a smartphone and your tablet in different sorts of ways. Those may not be playing the full experience because the controls may not map that well we think, but certainly in a companion sense. So if its Drive Club, your viewing a race or a friend’s race and can set challenges and send them and receive them on a second screen.” The PS4 is scheduled to release sometime this holiday season, but will have to see if the functionality between the PS4 and Vita will help the handheld sell hardware.
Source: Gaming Bolt