Not long ago, we started wondering whether or not the PlayStation Vita could stream PS4 games from anywhere, as long as the Vita was connected to the Internet and the PS4 was connected as well. In the above video, we see a charming Asian woman hit a “PS4” button on her Vita, and BOOM—she’s playing Knack, presumably streamed from her dorm room console to the dining hall.
A post on Polygon from yesterday reports that Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that a “PS4 Link” app would be added to the Vita handheld console in the next firmware update:
@OsAndRavensFan1 We'll add "PS4 Link" app to PS Vita with the next update.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 5, 2013
The person who prompted Yoshida’s response asked specifically about whether or not the second-screen PlayStation App for Android and iOS phones would come to the Vita, but it stands to reason that this app could also be what enables that game streaming shown in the video.
I’m hoping it is, since Vita game-streaming is one of the most interesting aspects of that new console—to me, at least. In the meantime, I’ll keep my eye out for the update and make sure I’m all up to date when I get my PS4.
Man, in the meantime, should probably invest in a bigger memory card for my Vita. My puny 8gb card is running out of space on mine. Damn you, Sony, and your proprietary memory formats.