PS Vita To Stream PS3 Games
The next gen portable gaming system, the Sony PlayStation Vita is set to have a remote play feature which, very similar to what was proposed with the Wii U, that will allow users to play all PlayStation 3 games through the handheld.
This info comes from Eurogamer, which is reporting that a future firmware update for the PS3 will unlock this feature and open the handheld up to remote gaming via a PlayStation 3 console.
There are a few downsides to the remote play functionality, however, and they have to do with the screen resolution.
According to reports, you will have play the games in PSP resolution which is only 480 x 272. The PS Vita will then upscale the content in real-time to match the resolution of its screen.
The PS Vita’s screen resolution is double that of the PSP at 960 x 544, so we’re not too sure how good the games will look with the extreme upscaling.
Sony are keeping quiet about whether the PS Vita will have this functionality but it does make a lot of sense.
The PSP has a remote play feature, but the games you can play from it on the PSN are limited to PS1 games and some Network titles.
At the moment, this functionality is available through SDK for games but many devs choose to disable it.
It is also thought that the PS Vita could well be used as a second controller for the PS3 – which would mean the handheld could be used the same way as the upcoming tablet accessory for the Wii U will be used.
As remote play is something that’s already implemented in the PSP, we reckon it’s very likely it will end up in the PS Vita.