Sony’s working on an official Remote Play app for PC

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There’s a home-brewed app that’s been making news lately – as it adds functionality to Windows PC’s that Sony really ought to be doing themselves. Developed by somebody operating under the pseudonym “Twisted,” an unofficial app enables remote play of Sony PlayStation 4 games on PC. Unfortunately, it costs money.

The reasoning, Twisted says, is because he needs to make ends meet. “The only way to support this is to charge for the app, all my previous projects have been free and I don’t want to have to, but sadly it’s the only way to support my living costs,” Twisted writes.

It looks like it works rather well – but many wish that Sony would make their own one. Well, they are. Sony Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida announced that Sony is indeed working on bringing remote play to PC.

And that’s pretty damned cool, also negating the need for anyone to own a PlayStation TV at all, ever.  I would of course, be remiss if I didn’t mention that this is functionality that the Xbox One has had since Windows 10 was released – and it works beautifully. It seems like a strange thing that isnt as useful as it might seem, but it’s a feature I find myself using strangely often. IF Sony can work on getting the latency down, it may just be a beautiful thing. If they can’t? There’s always Twisted’s app.

Last Updated: November 27, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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