PlayStation 4 Remote Play Service is going to receive an expansion for both Windows PC and Mac. The PS4 Remote Play service from Sony allows players to stream PS4 gameplay to PS Vita across a home network, but soon it will be getting an upgrade to home computer systems. The announcement was made earlier today by Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter. You can check out his message below.
According to Yoshida, “we are indeed working on an official application for PC/Mac.” Gamespot reports that a developer going by the handle Twisted previously announced an unofficial Remote Play app for Windows. But this version of Remote Play is being officially put out by Sony PlayStation. Remote Play previously launched with the PlayStation 4 in November 2014 as an alternative, second screen play format for the PS4 console. The data for the gameplay is streamed to the PS Vita across a home Wi-Fi network, and input commands return to the console. Some smart phones, including the Xperia Z5 from Sony, are also compatible with Remote Play.
Yoshida and PlayStation have not yet announced how the service will work for PC and Mac Owners, but the announcement is pretty interesting and exciting news. Microsoft also has a similar service to Remote Play for the Xbox One, which allows gameplay to be streamed on Windows 10 devices.
Some people asked if we plan to provide Remote Play function to PC, and yes, we are indeed working on an official application for PC/Mac. 😀
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) November 27, 2015