Neoseeker : News : Sony requiring PS Vita Remote Play for all PlayStation 4 games
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Turbulence May 29, 13
Wow! This is really a surprise! The PS4 and Sony is just coming out with more and more surprises! Im excited for E3
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Huntereb May 29, 13
That's good for consumers, but not fun for developers. I'd like to see what comes out of this, I can tell some people will complain.
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Supreme Wolverine May 29, 13
So basically they're copying Nintendo. Except a Wii U game-pad comes with every Wii U console you buy it's standard. I'd have to buy a PSP Vita if I wanted to use this feature. Which I'm sure the PS4 will already cost an arm, and a leg.
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bluexy May 29, 13
Supreme Wolverine The other side of it is that the Wii U requires this and as a result the hardware of the console itself suffers due to the increased cost of the GamePad. Whereas Sony is merely introducing this as an option, where if consumers are not interested in the feature they need not invest in it.
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Slash May 29, 13
This is how it should be done, Nintendo take note. You should have made the gamepad optional not mandatory.
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Supreme Wolverine May 29, 13
quote bluexy
Supreme Wolverine The other side of it is that the Wii U requires this and as a result the hardware of the console itself suffers due to the increased cost of the GamePad. Whereas Sony is merely introducing this as an option, where if consumers are not interested in the feature they need not invest in it.
Which I understand, but this isn't cutting down on the PS4 price either if I did want to use a PSP Vita for this. Which even without this PS4 will still cost A LOT more than the Wii U. Yes, because the Wii U does have weaker specs, but since this is announced now it makes me want to use it, but I don't want to buy a PSP Vita either, because my first PSP collected dust. Where as with the Wii U you still have the option of the pro controller, and the Wii U is still compatible with the Wii so you can use the Wii-mote also. I may not be investing in a expensive remote, but I am investing in PS4's hardware which costs a lot, and the other things it has too. Not to say this isn't a cool idea it is, but let's call a spade a spade, it's a gimmick just like people calling Nintendo's remote one.
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Fluidity May 29, 13
I have a Vita and intend to purchase a PS4 so this is great news for me. Sony is just racking up the brownie points.
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Drogo Baggins May 29, 13
quote Supreme Wolverine
Which I understand, but this isn't cutting down on the PS4 price either if I did want to use a PSP Vita for this.
Well, I mean... That just too bad I guess. I don't understand your complaint.

They've added a feature for people who have a Vita. They aren't asking you for anything extra.

It's like if you bought a car and found out the same dealer was also offering really good prices on motorcycles and your response is, "oh, great, now I have to buy a motorcycle too?!"

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the logic in that.
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MilehighMario May 29, 13
Seems pretty sweet. I dont have a vita either and do intend to buy the ps4, i have a feeling ill be shelling out for the vita soon though lol.
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Supreme Wolverine May 29, 13
quote Drogo Baggins
quote Supreme Wolverine
Which I understand, but this isn't cutting down on the PS4 price either if I did want to use a PSP Vita for this.
Well, I mean... That just too bad I guess. I don't understand your complaint.

They've added a feature for people who have a Vita. They aren't asking you for anything extra.

It's like if you bought a car and found out the same dealer was also offering really good prices on motorcycles and your response is, "oh, great, now I have to buy a motorcycle too?!"

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the logic in that.
Actually you're pretty close but it's more like I bought a new car, but I found out that they added a new feature to say like the newer models, but no I got the 2012 model. The 2013 model however though already comes with that feature so those owners are lucky, but it's ok I only have to pay $1000 extra, and the manufacturer says they can give me that feature too. I DON'T have to get it added it's an option, but than again I just bought this brand spanking new car, and I want everything my car has to offer especially if it's within it's range to do so. Why not?
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HU1CH13 May 29, 13
Am I the only one that doesn't like this and I can see having a negative impact on the PS4 side of things as surely now developers are forced to develop a PS4 title/port with Vita capability in mind?

Stop using a shit dumbed down gimmick that detracts from the PS4's experience to help sell a portable console.
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Yay4sean May 29, 13
At first, I was thinking that the PS4 would require every single user to OWN a Vita, but then I quickly realized that it was much better! I actually find this sort of nice, having a Vita and all... Poor game developers, though. That can be rough, especially if you're an indie developer
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BlackLabel May 29, 13
quote HU1CH13
Am I the only one that doesn't like this and I can see having a negative impact on the PS4 side of things as surely now developers are forced to develop a PS4 title/port with Vita capability in mind?

Stop using a shit dumbed down gimmick that detracts from the PS4's experience to help sell a portable console.
I doubt it'll affect the PS4 in any major way as this won't affect games on PS4. Games won't get dumbed down or have their integrity affected by this because there are numerous ways to get around the button deficit on the Vita. Provided that this process is relatively straightforward then this is a good thing all round.
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Drogo Baggins May 29, 13
quote Supreme Wolverine
I DON'T have to get it added it's an option, but than again I just bought this brand spanking new car, and I want everything my car has to offer especially if it's within it's range to do so. Why not?
Then buy it if you want it and can afford it.

Another analogy for this is getting a burger, wanting some fries to go along with it, and then being angry when you find out the fries add to the cost.

You can't expect them to give you the fries for free. You gotta weigh whether or not the extra cost is worth it.

I guess your main argument is that it isn't worth the price, so fair enough in that case. In fact, I agree with that point because while this is a cool feature and all it doesn't quite raise the Vita's stock enough for me to actually get one just yet. I'm happy for those who already do have a Vita though, and I don't think the feature itself is a bad thing.

However, I am worried that this might cause developers to be less keen on developing for the PS4 (much like the PS3's programming language issues), possibly causing poor ports or avoidance of the console altogether for some devs. Hopefully I'm way off base on that and this won't be an issue at all.

Eh... I really don't know how I feel after thinking about this...

EDIT: That's a good point, BlackLabel. This probably won't affect the PS4 versions of games whatsoever in that case. So yeah, I'm back to liking this.
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