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The screen is a little busy with all those touch controls but that's really cool.



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Random_Matt said:

Can you actually get rid of the artificial buttons and use dualshock?

I tried this out now, and first of all, the touchscreen controls disappear if you don't touch the screen for about 2 seconds.
However when you start up the app it turns off the Dualshock. If you turn on the dual shock again, you'll see the login screen and it asks you to select a user profile.
If I chose the same one I'm logged into the game with, the app will disconnect from the game. If I chose a different user profile, the game continues. However, pressing buttons on the controller does not cause anything to happen in the game. Though if I hold the Home button on the controller, it brings up the Home quick menu, and then I can see myself using the controller to browse the menus on my phone, while also seeing Persona 5.

So it looks like they've deliberately disabled you from using the Dualshock to play for some reason, even though it clearly works. Not sure why or if there's an option to change to a controller.
I'll look into it later.

Last edited by Hiku - on 07 March 2019

i wasnt expecting this feature on PS4.. personally for me this is a killer feature and i expected this to be implemented on PS5 but kudos to sony for making it available on PS4



Hiku said:
Random_Matt said:

Can you actually get rid of the artificial buttons and use dualshock?

Good question. I'll see if I can look that up in a bit.

But the artificial buttons vanish if you don't touch the screen for 2 seconds, so if you're able to play with a controller then the screen wouldn't be obstructed.

Shiken said:
RIP Vita...

When is this coming to Android?

Apparently this has been available for Sony Xperia phones since 2014, and only just now released for iPhone. I'm guessing Android is around the corner, but haven't heard anything specific yet.

Btw since I was on wi-fi I couldn't go very far before the connection affected the gameplay.
This does require a fast internet connection indeed. Not sure if this works well with 4G. Probably not. Might need 5G for this to work.

Cool, I will definitely use it when I upgrade my phone.



RaptorChrist said:
Shiken said:

5 GB down for VITA

10 GB up for PS4

 

This is what it is for the VITA, so I imagine phone is no different.  I was able to do it off of my wifi hotspot on 4G for my VITA end, but the performance was sketchy.  That clocked at about 5 GB down when I did a speed test.

When you say "GB" are you referring to "Mbps"?

Yes, I will fix that.  XD



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Hiku said:
Random_Matt said:

Can you actually get rid of the artificial buttons and use dualshock?

I tried this out now, and first of all, the touchscreen controls disappear if you don't touch the screen for about 2 seconds.
However when you start up the app it turns off the Dualshock. If you turn on the dual shock again, you'll see the login screen and it asks you to select a user profile.
If I chose the same one I'm logged into the game with, the app will disconnect from the game. If I chose a different user profile, the game continues. However, pressing buttons on the controller does not cause anything to happen in the game. Though if I hold the Home button on the controller, it brings up the Home quick menu, and then I can see myself using the controller to browse the menus on my phone, while also seeing Persona 5.

So it looks like they've deliberately disabled you from using the Dualshock to play for some reason, even though it clearly works. Not sure why or if there's an option to change to a controller.
I'll look into it later.

That's probably Apple saying our controllers only, damn.



This is so dope. Playing Nier on my iPhone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1TUzPV4-es&feature=youtu.be

Random_Matt said: 

That's probably Apple saying our controllers only, damn.

I don't think that's what's going on, for two reasons.
I looked around in the options menu, and I don't see anything there to let you use any controller.
And the way this seems to work is that the app itself acts as a Dualshock by logging into your profile. That's why when you try to log into it again using the Dualshock, the app disconnects from the PS4 the same way a Dualshock would if another logs into the same profile.

I'm not an engineer on their development team, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have to work this way (that the app emulates a Dualshock) in order for the content of your game to be streamed to the app.
So perhaps they'll add that option if people request it.

Last edited by Hiku - on 07 March 2019

Hiku said:

This is so dope. Playing Nier on my iPhone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1TUzPV4-es&feature=youtu.be

I don't think that's what's going on, for two reasons.
I looked around in the options menu, and I don't see anything there to let you use any controller.
And the way this seems to work is that the app itself acts as a Dualshock by logging into your profile. That's why when you try to log into it again using the Dualshock, the app disconnects from the PS4 the same way a Dualshock would if another logs into the same profile.

I'm not an engineer on their development team, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have to work this way (that the app emulates a Dualshock) in order for the content of your game to be streamed to the app.
So perhaps they'll add that option if people request it.

Can you connect anything to an iPhone? Afaik there is no usb in apple products... micro usb to lightning cable would be needed.

On windows you simply plug the ds4 into your laptop / pc with the charge cable. You can even play multiplayer split screen although the second controller connects directly to the ps4, can't have 2 connected to windows afaik. So yes, the app logs into your ps4 and you can't log another ds4 into the same profile. You can log the ds4 into a different profile and play as player 2 ...



Well good luck playing anything with a little bit of gameplay lol. Fun but honestly who hasnt tried playing on their phone before and just realized it was shitty and moved on.



Is this 2014 all over again ?



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