I've recently got the latest update on my PS Vita which was 3.00 which allows you to connect to PS4 for Remote Play and Second Screen capabilities. But wait a minute; wasn't this idea been done before in the past with the PlayStation 3 and PSP between 2007-2012? I know that you can download PSP or PS1 games from the PSN Store on your PS3 and then transferring that download to the PSP.
Don't get me wrong the PSP is still a great handheld for playing games when you are out and about or want something to play while you’re on a bus or train. Remote Play between PS3 and PSP was a good idea certain PS3 games you could easily play on your PSP if you connect your PSP to your PS3 with a USB cable. There were a few good games that had this feature games like BlazBlue, Lair and PixelJunk Eden; what could have been a cool idea if it happened if you could play PSP games and playing them on your HD TV example use a USB cable and then connecting with your PS3 playing something like Final Fantasy Dissidia or even FFVII Crisis Core on a bigger screen. But that idea had already been done too with Adhoc Party where you could do the same thing but playing PSP games like Monster Hunter Freedom Unite online with other players instead of meeting up with your friends outside your home. This was yet another cool idea but trying to get a room for 2-4 players was a bit of a pain in the neck to connect. I'm not even sure if this application is still going it was around or not.
There have been certain games that got the 720p HD touch for the PlayStation 3 like the God of War Origins Collection (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta), Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker and the most recent announce of Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep coming to HD under Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix (PS3). They all had good reviews and scores from various sites and magazine but still poor sales after the first 3 weeks after release. People still bought the UMD versions of the game because they know where to see a good game when there is one or they are a fan of the series and more money to big companies.
The PS Vita was released last year and yes the same idea returned again where you could play certain PS3 games onto your PS Vita, like the Wii U you could play games either on your TV or on a the controller pad. Cross-Play was yet another feature if you bought the PS3 version of a game like PlayStation All-Stars you'll get a code which lets you download the PS Vita at no cost, this has also been used for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault. But playing games online from your PS Vita is a lot easier this time round where you could play games online like an example an online match of Marvel VS Capcom (PS Vita) without connecting to the internet or using a USB cable to connect to your PS3.
The PS4 Link app has been added to the PS Vita system’s home screen. With this application, you can use your PS Vita to remotely control a PS4 system, and play a range of PS4 games on your PS Vita screen. When you’re playing a game on PS4 that supports second screen features, you can also display information from that game on your PS Vita and use it as a second screen. I do wonder games what games will this feature after the launch of the PlayStation 4 in a few week’s time.
Are you planning on getting a PS4 this year? Will you be using this feature with your PS Vita and PS4?