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Thanks to the new Xperia Z3, PlayStation 4 is going mobile

by Zaid Kriel (Zaid)  Posted Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:21:00 AM

 
Sony’s new Z-series of Xperia devices, which includes the new Z3, Z3 compact and Z3 Tablet Compact, will all be able to link your PlayStation 4 to allow Wii U-like gaming on a second screen.


The link up would happen in the same manner as currently achieved with the PS Vita. Using Remote Play, and as long as the console and phone are on the same Wi-Fi network, users will be able to stream their PlayStation 4's content to their Z3, Z3 compact and/or Z3 Tablet Compact screen and be able to enjoy their gaming anywhere they can get a good signal.

For ease of use, you can pair the phone/tablet via Bluetooth with a Dualshock 4 controller and then, using an optional mount for convenience, join the two units to each other.

A connection like this is a first for phones and Sony have said to The Verge that it is "theoretically" possible that this could work over a internet connection as well, meaning it's a entire possible to play your PlayStation 4 games from grandma's house. Though it should go without saying that a local Wi-Fi connection will offer the best results.

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As gimmicky mobile phone features go, this is probably one of the more useful ones. As the example in the video demonstrates, occasionally you do need to shift your game time to a different room to accommodate other people, and Remote Play will help with that tremendously. But this is hardly what I would call a must have feature. Though, it has to be said, it will probably be a much better gaming experience doing this on one of these Xperia devices joined to a Dualshock 4 than it is using the PS Vita.

Source: The Verge

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