Complementing the PS4 and PS Vita Remote Play connectivity, Sony has been working to increase the second screen compatibility of Xperia devices as well.
Part of the One Sony philosophy, President of Sony Mobile North West Europe Pierre Perron has confirmed that the PlayStation and Xperia team have been collaborating on the PS4 and Xperia relationship.
“This is absolutely not only in the agenda, but it is completely happening,” said Perron. “Our engineers that are working on the user interface that we put into our phones are also offering their services when it is necessary to ensure that the PlayStation 4 is fully compatible in certain scenarios to be connected [to Xperia devices].”
When the PS4 release date rolls around, those looking to purchase the console and a Sony Xperia device like the newly launched Sony Xperia Z1 or Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be able to enjoy new compatibility between devices.
“We have established a platform that is now compatible with our phone and we are offering as part of this ‘Play’ entertainment experience that we provide. The One Sony experience is happening behind the curtains, it’s not something that is just claimed on the stage by our president [Kazuo Hirai], it’s definitely happening.”
Arriving in the UK on November 29, the PS4 will be priced at £349 and comes complete with the all-new DualShock 4 controller. It will go head-to-head with the Xbox One which will hit the UK one week earlier on November 22.
“You can actually connect your phone to the DualShock controller so you can play games on your phone, using the DualShock controller to talk to your phone,” added Catherine Cherry, Marketing Director of Sony Mobile North West Europe. ”Ideally then you can connect your phone to your TV via the HDMI out port. There’s already things happening.”
With mobile gaming on the rise, Sony is looking to increase gamers’ options for playing different titles.
“PlayStation 4 is about bringing the best gaming experience for the core gamers. This is the future for them, a super powerful device like PS4 that will deliver the best class in every which way.”
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