Sony Mobile has just had a busy time at IFA 2014, announcing a slew of new devices including tablets, phones, wearables and more. But one feature has really caught our eye - remote play.
That's right, the latest range of Sony products will give users the ability to play games from their PS4 on their tablet or smartphone screen. Using the same tech as the PS Vita, you'll simply pair your handset with the PS4 on the same Wi-Fi network - then use a Dual Shock 4 controller to play.
It's great to hear that Sony insists on using a Dual Shock 4 rather than trying to replicate the controls with some kind of touchscreen monstrosity and Sony will also be selling a product called a GCM10 which will let you combine a controller and phone/tablet to create a portable gaming solution.
It all sounds pretty neat, epecially as the company has had almost a year to tease out the bugs in the system. With a decent Wi-Fi connection, Remote Play already works a treat and the idea of being able to swap out to your Xperia Z3 with headphones to continue playing Killzone Shadowfall when someone else wants to use the TV is pretty incredible.
So far, this tech has been confirmed for the new Sony Xperia Z3, X3 compact and 8 inch Z3 compact tablet - which is probably the best way to play on something that weighs less than 230 grams. The functionality is set to roll out before November 2014.