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Sony Denies Reports of Full Remote Play Compatibility for PS Vita


There were some reports a couple of weeks back indicating that Sony would be releasing an update of some form that would make all PlayStation 3 games playable on PlayStation Vita via Remote Play. Sony officials have denied those reports.

Freelance journalist Munechika Nishida conducted an interview with Sony's PlayStation Vita development staff for the latest installment of his "Random Tracking" series at Impress Watch. He asked Sony Computer Entertainment Senior VP Yoshio Matsumoto and Division 2 Software Development Head Muneki Shimada about the reports.

"That information is mistaken," said Matsumoto. "The compatibility is achieved on the side of the PS3 game, just like normal." Shimada agreed, saying that as with previous implementations of Remote Play, games will need API support.

This appears to mean no catch-me-all solution for making all PS3 games playable remotely on Vita.

While Sony demonstrated Killzone 3's Remote Play support at the Tokyo Game Show in September, it has not said when Vita owners will get to try out Remote Play for themselves in games.

While not game related, Remote Play will be available from day one for PS3's "Torne" DVR device. This will be achieved via a free update to Torne's firmware, which is due for release shortly.

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