The idea of Remote Play – streaming from your PlayStation Console to your PlayStation handheld – has been long rumored, and in some cases even promised. While a very limited number of titles have fulfilled the ideal behind Remote Play, it’s been an untapped notion that never came into fruition. On Feb. 21, IGN’s Colin Moriarty spoke with the president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, regarding the subject.
With Sony’s acquisition of Gaikai, Remote play is just around the corner. It has been noted that last year, players saw Yoshida playing Killzone 3 on the Vita and that, despite hearing a lot of information regarding Remote Play, very little has come to show for it. Yoshida’s response was, in a nutshell, that this time is different.
When it came to how Gaikai will interact with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, Yoshida said that “every PS4 game will be playable with PS Vita via Remote Play, so you connect your Vita to your PS4.”
When pressed about day-one functionality, his response and enthusiasm seems very promising: “I will be heartbroken if it doesn’t [work] day one,” he answered. “So day one, my expectation… we have to have all [PS4] games work on PS Vita, unless it’s a camera-only game.”
Yoshida stated that Gaikai is working with Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. to ensure the latency is kept to a minimum. After so much talk of Remote Play and, unfortunately, little to show for it, it really looks like things are looking up for us.