Viva La Vita? Sony’s New Smartphone Includes PS4 Remote Play

Sony took to the stage during today’s IFA technology showcase in Berlin to unveil their new wearable tech and Z3 Smartphone – the latter of which touts a wide array of fancy features, including, perhaps most notably for us – PlayStation Remote Play.

I know what you’re thinking; The Z3 doesn’t feature any sticks or physical buttons, this won’t work. You’re probably right. Sony have got you covered however, with the somewhat cumbersome DualShock 4 controller mount seen below.

So, if you fancy shelling out the cost of a PS4 all over again (and then some) to play DriveClub on the loo, you’ll be wanting to pick up a Z3 – or it’s tablet counterpart – later this year. Sony say they have no plans to bring the Remote Play service to any other mobile handsets.

Personally, I don’t see this taking off, but it’s unnerving that Sony are investing in the idea at all, given that the Vita’s positioning as a companion app is such a big selling point for PS4 owners right now, and remote play being it’s major USP.

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Viva La Vita? Sony’s New Smartphone Includes PS4 Remote Play

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