It appears Sony is taking gaming to a whole new level this year. The Japanese juggernaut is now giving PlayStation 4 owners a chance to experience high-quality gaming on their yup, you guessed it… Sony Xperia smartphone.
The idea was to take the gamer out of the living room and not restrict him/her to the TV screen. If there are guests being entertained in the living room for example, or the maid is cleaning and you are unable to access your console, you can simply use the Xperia Z3 as your screen and not miss out on any of the action.
It is designed to work by utilizing the Game Control Mount (GCM) that connects to the Dual Shock 4 controller, allowing you to remotely play games on your phone or tablet screen. A steady Wi-Fi connection is a must but controllers are not required to watch your friends’ gaming sessions, communicate with them or even download new games.
According to IGN, Sony’s two latest handsets, the Xperia Z3 and the Z3 Compact, as well as the Z3 Tablet will all work with your PS4. The tablet showcases an 8-inch Triluminous display, a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. The device is set for a fall launch and will be available in both Wi-Fi only and LTE models.
The Xperia Z3 measures in at 5.2 inches and color options are white, black, copper and silver green. The Compact version cuts the size down to 4.6 inches and comes in a host of colors. Not only that, the handsets are waterproof and also made to withstand dust.
According to Sony, the battery life is powerful enough to last you a couple of days without having to recharge your phone and with the new ‘stamina’ feature, will give you that extra boost on days you don’t have your charger. The functionality essentially boosts battery life by shutting down background processes.
Around the time of the PS4 launch, the PlayStation app that allowed you to access your PS4 remotely was also released for both smartphones and tablets.
Clearly Sony has now one-upped Apple… Does your iPhone allow you to play popular titles remotely? No doubt Sony now intends to use this platform to boost their current position in the smartphone and tablet market.