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PS4 can remote play with PS Vita directly or through a router

You can remote play PS4 games on your PS Vita even without a wireless router. SCE President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida tweeted to a fan that the system can directly connect on top of the usual networking solution.

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The Wii U Gamepad uses a similar function for its off-screen play. But the Gamepad relies solely on its direct connection with the Wii U system, whereas the PS4/Vita combo can connect directly or over a network--meaning its range will likely be better, though going through a router would entail some extra latency.

Sony recommends a wired internet connection for PS4 users who desire the best remote play experience possible. Remote playing PS4 games on a PS Vita outside of its home network "may or may not work."

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.