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Sony announces PlayStation app for iOS and Android to be 2nd screen, not really gaming

0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2013, 21:57 posted on

Throughout the PlayStation 4 announcement earlier today, Sony kept going on about how there would be a mobile component to the PS4, but unfortunately it seems like all the good stuff will be put towards Sony's less-than-successful PlayStation Vita. There was no mention of expanding the PlayStation Mobile program and bring games to more mobile devices, but there was an announcement of a new PlayStation app for iOS and Android which will act as a 2nd screen for your games...

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:55 1

1. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Thats not a bad idea. I got my kids Wii U...and I like that gamepad. I plan on getting a Wii U sometime this year.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:59 5

2. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

If they made a actual emulator for a mobile os Id buy it in a heartbeat. PSN on my ISO or android device with a actual game store? That would be badass.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:37 2

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

hells yea!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 11:54

7. buccob (Posts: 2677; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Sony should kill the PSVita and revive the Xperia Play line....

If they made an Xperia Play 2 with the Xperia Z internals, and a sliding controller, that would be awesome...

But I know that while they have a product that can be cannibalize by other, they will not allow it yet...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:37

4. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Holding both the controller and a device seems uncomfortable.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 03:08 3

5. josephnero (Posts: 589; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

you wont hold both

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 11:52 2

6. buccob (Posts: 2677; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Exactly... Imagine a PS4 controller with a design similar to the MOGA controller... and you are able to hold your smartphone in a position to use both the console and the smartphone screen...

Sony should do something like this...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:38

8. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

How could they do this without making the controller feel bulky and heavy. Plus with the wide range of phone dimensions i highly see this unlikely

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