The news of developing a PlayStation 2 emulator got Sony fans really excited in the last week, but you can imagine how everybody reacted when the company unveiled that there will be a Remote Play feature coming in the future. PCs and Macs will be eligible for the Remote Play feature, since they are the most commonly used platforms used. This is perhaps the best move that Sony could have made because it will surely span fidelity from more non-console users.
The announcement was officially made by the Sony Worldwide Studios CEO, Shuhei Yoshida, who has mentioned it via Twitter. It looks like we will be dealing with an actual licensed application which Sony has already begun working on. The bad news, however, is that we do not know when this application will be officially launched. Nothing like a good old teaser to keep everyone on their toes.
Remote Play demonstrated that it was one of the most desired programs for streaming PlayStation 4 games. Not only does Sony benefit from all the people using this feature, but enabling it for other platforms might be enough to make their users interested in the console itself. Streaming finds itself at the heart of gaming these days, especially since there is great focus on sharing the gaming experience, so it is fair to say that this is a great step forward that Sony is making.
On the other hand, since all the good news was already released, people are wondering what will Sony reveal in terms of competition and keeping the same level of interest in potential customers. We have the PlayStation 2 emulator and the Remote Play, which are really good game breakers, but what else? The PlayStation 4 is a fairly young console, if we consider that the general lifespan for a PS is 7 to 10 years, so Sony needs to keep convincing people that the PS 4 is the best option out there.
The PlayStation 2 was by far Sony’s greatest success in terms of sales, having sold 120 million devices in its lifespan. The PlayStation 3 was relatively left behind with 80 million devices sold and the PlayStation 4 has just hit the 30 million milestone. The fact that PCs and Macs will be eligible for the Remote Play feature is a great boost, but we definitely need a lot more than that.
Sony is a very reliable company, nonetheless, so we can expect that the PS 4 will reach at least the same milestone as the PS 3 did.
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