PS Vita TV Will Support DualShock 4
Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios, demonstrated the PS Vita TV's remote play function live at TGS 2013.
At this year's Tokyo Game Show, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida took to the stage to give a live demonstration of PS Vita TV's remote play function. While it was previously belived that the PS Vita TV would only support the DualShock 3, Yoshida confirmed that the PS4's DualShock 4 will be fully compatible with the service.
Yoshida also spoke about the DualShock 4's design, saying that it was specifically made to be much more ergonomic than the DualShock 3 and should fit much better in the average player's hands.
His live demonstration of the PS Vita TV's remote play function showed how a game of Knack could be seamlessly transferred from your main PS4's TV to a TV connected with PS Vita TV. He says once a device has been registered to PS Vita TV, it's as simple as pushing a button and streaming the content to your second screen.
Yoshida told us that of the PS4's accessories, including the PlayStation Camera, will be compatible with PS Vita TV, so if playing PS4 games via PS Vita TV will allow you the full PS4 experience.
Lastly, it was revealed that the PS Vita TV would also serve as a media center, as you'd be able to store TV shows and Movies on it.
Remote play will not be available for the PS Vita TV at launch, and will be added in a later system update.
And thus the Touch Screen compatibility will be added in since the PS4 has a touch screen on it, allowing for the games that require the touch screen to be used.
So yeah, there goes the argument about not supporting touch screens. I've seriously been seeing people think that they wouldn't be adding in PS4 controller support, and all I can say is that it'd be really dumb if they didn't.
Now Sony...let's talk about those memory card prices...>.>
I genuinely like the idea of this Vita TV. It's cheap, it plays all the same games, compatible with peripherals and even works with a PS4. Aside from the memory card bullshit, this is something I would definitely get.
I could also see this as being a definite replacement for other streaming boxes like Apple TV's. Why buy Apples proprietary box when the Vita TV could potentially do all the same things on top of all it's Vita/PS4 features.
I don't know about anyone else, but this is something from Sony that impressed me, and impressing me is something that this upcoming generation of consoles has failed to do so far.
I already have a Vita, so I will probably skip out on this, no matter how cool it seems.
Plus, the memory cards still haven't been confirmed to be a bit cheaper.