SCE Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is a big proponent of the remote play feature between PS4 and PS Vita, so much that he’s the one that demonstrated it at the latest Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia Keynote at Tokyo Game Show. Today he shared a few new tidbits tidbits of information on how it’ll work as part of an interview on 4Gamer.net.
First of all, he talked on what kind of battery life we can expect with the Vita while enjoying remote play, when asked about the processing workload on the Vita:
It’s very inexpensive (in terms of processing workload). Just as much as network communication. I don’t have precise measurements, but the battery life of the PlayStation Vita will be the same as when playing a game online.
He also reassured users that are worried about the number of buttons on the PS Vita:
However, compared to the DualShock 4 the number of buttons on the Vita is lower. Conversely the DualShock 4 has no touch screen. The DualShock 4 allows for basic gameplay on the PS4, but in order to allow you to play enjoyably with the PS Vita’s remote play, we’re asking developers to offer custom button mapping for the controller.
Finally, he shared his opinion on the remote play experience:
Since the screen is very large, with PS vita games of course, but even when it displays PS3 games via remote play. it looks beautiful. Combine that with PS4 games and it will be amazing. For those that have a PS Vita, the value of the console will increase. If you try it by yourself, I think you’ll realize there’s no better experience.
My body is ready, Shu. Bring it on.