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  • rainn'sgaydar - September 9, 2013 4:41 a.m.

    I thought remote play was going to be limited to local wi-fi networks? In my experience, that's the only way it works well with PS3 anyway. To me, the biggest thing Vita TV does is open the door for people to have a $100 Vita. That should swing the door wide open for the Vita install base, and make third parties more likely to invest in making Vita games. The other thing it kind of does is give you a second PS4 in your house for $100. Instead of having to move the entire console, you just move the tiny little box. That's a beautiful thing.
  • GR_AndyHartup - September 9, 2013 5:02 a.m.

    Yeah, it's currently only local, but Sony are looking to expand Remote Play to cloud-based streaming in the future. Should have made that a little clearer, so I've amended the article with that caveat... It's still an amazing piece of kit.
  • shaun-chicharito-georgeovic - September 9, 2013 10 a.m.

    Is it definitely local only? That seems a bit backwards, since even current Remote Play between PS3/PSP/Vita works over WiFi.
  • rainn'sgaydar - September 9, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    In my experience, it doesn't work well over wi-fi, which I think is that problem.
  • shaun-chicharito-georgeovic - September 9, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    Yeah, it's not the smoothest thing in the world (I only use it occasionally to play PS1 games when I'm not at home). Hopefully with it being built-in to the PS4 from the start it'll work a lot better, but obviously there will still be some latency issues depending on how far away you are from your house. Using it at home should be much, much better than it is currently though.
  • rainn'sgaydar - September 9, 2013 3 p.m.

    I've had very good experiences with it at home, but I've only played a handful of times that way. But Shadow of the Colossus worked well when I tried it, so the tech is certainly there and capable.


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