Taking a similar route to that of Nintento’s Wii U, gamer’s on Sony’s next-gen platform will be able to play most all PlayStation 4 games on the PlayStation Vita.
Eurogamer recently reported that Sony’s “remote play” will be able to downscale “the 1080p framebuffer to the Vita’s native 960×544 resolution, using the PS4’s in-built hardware h.264 video encoder to compress the image. This is then beamed out over WiFi to the Vita, which decodes the video and sends back controller inputs to the PlayStation 4.”
Sony originally made the announcement back in February, during the PS4’s reveal, that their new streaming technology would make this possible for some games, but only now have they confirmed that it will be possible for all games that don’t require the PlayStation Eye camera.
This will of course boost the functionality of the Vita which has been a relatively ill-supported piece of hardware up until now.
Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida wrote on Twitter, “Yes, it’s true unless the game requires specific hardware like the camera.”
So, big congrats to Sony. We can already picture a ton of marriages being saved.