Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Shares More Info on the PS4’s Remote Features

on August 27, 2013 5:40 PM

SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida is always a great source of information on how the PS4 will work and interact with other devices,  and today we get two more juicy tidbits directly from his Twitter account:

After setting Remote Play up on any display that has a HDMI input, you basically don’t need a TV anymore. You can, if you want, just operate the PS4 from your Vita indefinitely.

There are quite a few scenarios in which this could be useful. For instance if your TV has a single HDMI port and someone else in your family needs to plug some other device into it, you can just unplug the PS4 from the TV and enjoy the console by using the Vita’s screen via the Remote Play feature.

The second tweet is even more interesting: not only will you be able to buy games from the PSN on your smartphone or tablet thanks to the web store, but it will actually wake up your PS4 that will download the game on its own, and then go back to standby mode when the task is completed, allowing you to purchase your games remotely and find them already downloaded and ready to be played when you get home.

 /  Executive News Editor
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