TGS 2013: PlayStation App Announced For Smartphones to Interact with PS4, Check out a Few Screenshots

on September 18, 2013 10:27 PM

During the Sony Computer Entertainment Tokyo Game Show Keynote, SCE WorldWide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida announced and showcased PlayStation App, that will be able to interface an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet remotely with the PS4.

The feature will come pre-installed with PlayStation 4, and will allow you to take control of your console with the touch of your hand using your smartphone or iOS device. You will also be able to use the application as a second screen to your console. Some of the key features that you’ll be  able to experience and control using the PlayStation App are your trophy information and access the PlayStation Store.

In addition to the “What’s New” section that will keep you up to date with what’s happening with your favorite titles, you’ll be able to see what games your friends have purchased and also send multiplayer invitations to your buddies from your phone.

In addition to the app, remote play was also demonstrated for the first time.

If you missed the conference, below you can see a a clip and a gallery of screenshots showing the menus, the user interface and a drawing application from the PlayStation App, as demonstrated by Yoshida-san himself.


 /  Executive News Editor
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