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PS4 supports remote play to PSVita, Gaikai will stream older PlayStation games

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Feb 2013 19:37 User comments (3)

PS4 supports remote play to PSVita, Gaikai will stream older PlayStation games At the PlayStation event, Sony has unleashed some of the details of the PlayStation 4's interaction with the cloud and what it means for gamers.
The PS4 has integrated technology acquired from Gaikai last year, according to Gaikai CEO David Perry. It will allow the PS4 to stream games directly to the PSVita handheld. The functionality was shown streaming Knack to a PSVita.

The PS4 acts as a server, feeding the video footage directly to the handheld console. and the PSVita can be used to remotely control it.

Gaikai will also power a form of backwards compatibility, eventually bringing all older PlayStation titles to the PS4, but not a lot of details were given beyond that promise. Given the CPU differences, and the resources demanding nature of software emulation, it is safe to assume that this kind of streaming will have to be put in place of actual backwards compatibility.

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3 user comments

120.2.2013 23:50
jovanshield
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Finally,something awesome for my vita!!

220.2.2013 23:58

How about I dunno....playing vita games on the PS4?


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321.2.2013 8:26

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
How about I dunno....playing vita games on the PS4?
Just out of interest why would you want to do that? Blowing up a game from a 5 inch screen to a massive tv screen isn't gonna look pretty.

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