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PlayStation Vita could be used as PS3 controller

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Aug 2011 23:59 User comments (4)

PlayStation Vita could be used as PS3 controller Developers can incorporate PS Vita controls and features into PS3 titles.
Sony has confirmed that developers will be able to incorporate features of the PlayStation Vita handheld console into PS3 games. Devs can make use of the handheld's touch screen, gyroscopic features and other elements. The PS Vita handheld features a 5-inch OLED screen.

The functionality was confirmed as possible by Sony Europe R&D manager Phil Rogers at the Develop conference last month. At the time he suggested that Sony would allow cross-talk functions between the two systems most of the time.

"PS3 can send data down to Vita and Vita can display it," Rogers said.

"You could use the unique features [of Vita]--gyroscope, touch front and back--as a control device for a PS3 game. You can run software on both devices and use the network to sync the game states. And that's pretty good because you then have the processing power of PS3 doing that work, Vita [doing] fancy graphics...however you want to do it. You're not sacrificing the PS3's CPU to be able to have a rich experience on Vita."

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4 user comments

14.8.2011 0:23

You can do the same thing with the PSP...but people don't because it is dumb. It is bad enough when a company loses sales by making a PSP or PS3 exclusive...but to make a game that needs both a PS3 and a new handheld that only a relatively small number of people have purchased is just dumb.



24.8.2011 12:22

Originally posted by KillerBug:
You can do the same thing with the PSP...but people don't because it is dumb. It is bad enough when a company loses sales by making a PSP or PS3 exclusive...but to make a game that needs both a PS3 and a new handheld that only a relatively small number of people have purchased is just dumb.
Perhaps developers could make it (though their costs would be greatly increased so likelihood this won't happen) that rather than being a necessity, the Vita could act as an accessory to the PS3.

This way Sony can compete on a more level playing field to the Wii U, such as providng an extra screen to play games on while someone else watches TV, or the extra screen being used in conjunction with the move (like a golf game, as in the Wii U demo vid).

SmokeThis2006

34.8.2011 15:08

Originally posted by ST2006:
Perhaps developers could make it (though their costs would be greatly increased so likelihood this won't happen) that rather than being a necessity, the Vita could act as an accessory to the PS3.

This way Sony can compete on a more level playing field to the Wii U, such as providng an extra screen to play games on while someone else watches TV, or the extra screen being used in conjunction with the move (like a golf game, as in the Wii U demo vid).
Exactly. Just like the PS Move can be used as an optional device for games (if coded into the title). Simple, yet effective solution to a non issue that people try to make into a mountain to overcome.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Aug 2011 @ 15:09

46.8.2011 17:12

The PS Vita and PS3, touch screen and all, very familiar... WiiU :)

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