Dubbed PS Link by President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, the PS Vita will get the PS4 compatible app within the next system update for Sony’s handheld console.
Yoshida confirmed the incoming PlayStation App for PS Vita as part of a Twitter conversation with one intrigued user.
“Will the Vita get a version of the PlayStation App? I’m interested in the second screen stuff, but don’t have iOS or Android devices,” asked one Twitter user.
“We’ll add ‘PS4 Link’ app to PS Vita with the next update”, replied Yoshida.
Sony officially announced the PlayStation App at the Tokyo Game Show as a smartphone and tablet application for iOS and Android devices.
Now, it seems that Sony will be extending the app’s support to the PS Vita as well.
It is unknown whether the iOS and Android app editions will also bear the PS Link moniker, seeing as Sony has been calling it the PlayStation App until now.
Free to download on iOS and Android devices, the app will provide a second screen experience for PS4 gamers.
“There are a variety of things you can do with it. you can connect to your PlayStation profile, and send messages – even voice messages – to friends between your smartphone and PS4,” explained Yoshida earlier this month. “A friend on PS4 can also sne dout an invitation for a multiplayer game, which you can then check on the App, and you can also purchase PS4 games from PlayStation Store.”
Using the cloud, the PS4 will automatically start to download any game purchases made using the PlayStation App, so a user can come home and play them later.
Dvelopers will also be able to utilise the PlayStation App for their own second-screen game experiences, rather than having to create their own.
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