Left 4 Dead running on a PlayStation Vita? Unofficial video shows the potential brilliance of Remote Play. You HAVE to see this

While most of the world is patiently waiting for Sony to release firmware which allows you to play PS3 games on a PS Vita using Remote Play, one YouTube user has been working on their own solution. Watch as a PlayStation Vita uses PlayStation Suite to (somehow) run Left 4 Dead on a PC, while displaying and controlling the game on a Vita with almost no visible lag - and even featuring optional motion control. It's incredible. Check it out:

Look at how responsive it is, even when the gyroscope is being used to move the camera by holding down the left bumper to activate it. And the frame-rate even looks reasonably smooth. We are slightly disappointed that such a technical wizard didn't have an HD camera to hand, as the video is a little pixellated even on 480p. But we're not complaining too much - we're too busy being in awe.

If this is an indication of how PS3 Remote Play will look on Vita, we're sold. However, bear in mind that most PS3 games weren't programmed to leave some processing space for converting the video output for play on a PS Vita, so it may not be as simple as this PC link.

We always liked the idea of Remote Play on PSP, but it was always too laggy to be enjoyable, in our experience. This looks like... well, it looks exactly like Left 4 Dead. And that means brill.

Source: Joystiq


  • sternparez - July 8, 2012 3:01 a.m.

    would my PC need to be good enough to run L4D if I wanted to play it on Vita?
  • ObliqueZombie - July 6, 2012 10:54 a.m.

    I can't tell what I'm more impressed with: the fact that this man got a PC game to run on the Vita with the same amount of graphical and gameplay capabilities, or that the Vita is capable of running that at such a smooth framerate. Granted, Left 4 Dead isn't the most visually demanding, but that's damn impressive. Impractical, but impressive.
  • db1331 - July 6, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    I guess it's cool that it can be done, but it's completely impractical. I'd love to see him take that thing into vs mode and get steamrolled. I'd rather just, you know, play L4D on PC. Are you really going to be out somewhere and think, "I HAVE TO PLAY L4D RIGHT NOW!"?
  • Tjwoods18 - July 6, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    I lot more people would buy both a ps3 and ps vita if it meant that we could play ps3 games on a handheld. Especially over a 3g/4g network
  • Dadyo238 - July 6, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    I want this NOW.
  • sniper430 - July 6, 2012 6:34 a.m.

    Need official release. Naow.
  • MasterBhater - July 6, 2012 6:33 a.m.

    People have been doing this with hacked PS3's for a while now, I've seen games like Fallout 3, GTA 4, and Infamous 2 on the Vita using Remote Play...with varying degrees of quality. GTA 4 had major sound issues and Fallout lagged at certain points. Infamous 2 had the same sound issues as GTA 4
  • Tjwoods18 - July 6, 2012 6:13 a.m.

    Wish I knew how to implement this hack so I could play red dead redemption all day long.
  • Cloudiology - July 6, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    you can...? play it on the ps3 all day?
  • ObliqueZombie - July 6, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    Have you not heard of taking a crap? Making food? Maybe even driving to another destination?
  • Tjwoods18 - July 6, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    Playing metal gear solid while on the toilet is my dream.

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