The Playstation meeting 2013 was a non-stop stream of exciting information about the future of gaming, with really only the reveal of the console itself and some firm launch plans saved for another day. One piece of information that was much hoped for was increased interaction with the PS Vita, and in this respect Sony delivered in spades.
In a similar move to the GamePad on the Wii U, gamers who own both the Vita and a shiny new PS4 will be able to stream pretty much every game they own from their console to their handheld device. The Gakai technology that Sony purchased last year will be used in conjunction with built-in tech within the PS4 to deliver extremely low-latency game streaming, and Sony has also said that their intention is to make every PS4 game playable on the Vita using Remote Play.
In essence Sony is offering an extremely similar proposition to the Wii U, whereby a game that is in play on your console can be suspended and taken up on your Vita instantly, and with no noticeable drop in quality. This is a real blow to Nintendo who must feel that one of their greatest selling points of their new console is now no longer exclusive.
Of course an additional purchase is necessary in this instance, but Sony may well offer a discounted bundle of the PS4 and Vita as they are so intertwined. At the very least however this provides a real boost to the future of Vita, as in the home the system will now become effectively a portable PS4, with the Vita specific games available whilst out and about. How do you guys feel about this technology – is it something you would buy a Vita for, particularly if they were to receive a price cut as well?