When asked by a fan if the PS Vita will get a version of the PlayStation app, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the “PS4 Link” app will be added in the next update.
The app allows users to stay in touch with friends, compare trophies, view friends’ activities including recorded or live-streamed gameplay on PS4 and access the PlayStation Blog.
Yoshida said in the PS Blog,
“It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices. 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.”
“A friend on PS4 can also send out an invitation for a multiplayer game, which you can then check on the App, and you can also purchase PS4 games from PlayStation Store. Your game will immediately start downloading while you’re away.”
In addition, the app offers “second screen gameplay features” on enabled titles such as The Playroom, which comes installed on PS4.
“There are many big publishers creating their own apps for their games, like Watch Dogs or Battlefield, and that’s great. But smaller developers can use PlayStation App to connect to PS4 and load an application, like drawing software for example, so that you don’t have to download and install a specific app on your smartphone. It’s open to all PS4 developers to use.
You can view the tweet below:
@OsAndRavensFan1 We’ll add “PS4 Link” app to PS Vita with the next update.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 5, 2013
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