Forums - Sony Discussion - PS5 Killer feature! Remote play?

I love remote play on the ps4 and I don't doubt they will have it again next gen. Expanding it to more devices would be wise though, but who knows what they'll decide?

I don't think it will be a killer feauture though. It's going to be standard next gen for everyone, I think. Nintendo with their switch and MS and Sony with streaming.



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Heavenly_King said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
I think the PS5 should be a home/handheld hybrid, but I doubt they will do it.

Sony should release a PS5 and a PS5GO.  The GO version would play every game in a downgraded way (the inverse of a PS4PRO).

If this happens I expect Sony to release it 1 1/2year after the launch. So that people wont bit(h about why it is not a hybrid console.

That could definitely work.  But they would also need to have it planned out ahead of time.  For example they'd need to switch to carts over disks.  But if PS5 used carts, then they could definitely make a portable version that played the same games a couple of years later.



I can't imagine remote play ever becoming a "killer feature". It's not the same as having a dedicated console you can take on the go.



Remote play was horrible on the vita... I’m pretty sure there will be game streaming in some form next gen (obviously Microsoft is gearing up for it so I’m sure Sony is too). However, I don’t think you are going to be streaming from your own console, it’s going to be streaming from some kind of server bank. Personally, not a killer app for me. If I’m not in front of my tv, I generally have more important things to do... adulting sucks...



Seeing as they don't seem to be making dedicated portable systems anymore, with no successor to the Vita this becomes almost a certainty, I would think, and probably better than making their own hardware as that would limit the potential playerbase. This lets them make a console as strong as they want without having to worry about the portable technology being able to handle it. I haven't used the Vita before though. Is remote play on it laggy? I'd imagine it could be...



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thing as well... remote play is a grand way of enjoying your AAA titles when you're away from the ps4 a bit.... Then you get on a Train or a Plane and yeah... back to twiddling your thumbs for the duration of the flight.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Heavenly_King said:

Sony should release a PS5 and a PS5GO.  The GO version would play every game in a downgraded way (the inverse of a PS4PRO).

If this happens I expect Sony to release it 1 1/2year after the launch. So that people wont bit(h about why it is not a hybrid console.

That could definitely work.  But they would also need to have it planned out ahead of time.  For example they'd need to switch to carts over disks.  But if PS5 used carts, then they could definitely make a portable version that played the same games a couple of years later.

I don't see a PS5 Go/Phone/Hybrid/Portable supporting Physical Media. By 2020 we will be moving past 50% of all Retail games being sold digitally, with overall game sales way above 50% digital. By the end of next gen, retail games will probably be pushing 80 - 85% digital.  I expect consoles and handhelds to become a hardware business at retail during next gen, with an extremely small offering of only the largest AAA titles.

I do agree that they have to have things planned out from the start. All Games going forward have to scale to all future PlayStation Products.



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Ganoncrotch said:
thing as well... remote play is a grand way of enjoying your AAA titles when you're away from the ps4 a bit.... Then you get on a Train or a Plane and yeah... back to twiddling your thumbs for the duration of the flight.

Not if your plane has a StarLink or OneWeb antennae. ;)



KBG29 said:
Remote Play is passable if you have a very good network connection. They have continued to work on their game streaming tech all gen with both PS Now and Remote Play, and I fully expect them to continue the feature with PS5.

The only problem with Remote Play and PS Now on current Smartphones is the lack of buttons. Remote Play on Xperia devices is unplayable with the phone alone due to the utterly crap touch controls. That means you will need to carry both your Phone and your DualShock 5 with you everywhere you go.

I see Remote Play and PlayStation Now as one option Sony should offer for all Non PlayStation devices. However, I think it is very improtant that they also bring out a Handheld and a Phone on the Ryzen/Navi platform that shares the same OS and Library as PS5. The Switch has shown that people are willing to pay $300 for a games only device with a limited number of AAA titles. If Sony brings out a PlayStation Phone and Handheld for $500/$400 that have a shared library with PS5, they should easily find a profitable and sustainable userbase. With 7nm, M.2 SSD's, and Solid State Batteries, 2020 is looking like the perfect time for them to release PS5, PS5 Phone, and PS5 Handheld.

but dont you think it will cannibalize PS5 sales if have a portable device is capable of playing PS5, considering how power doesnt matter when it comes to console, in my opinion even if a portable has 1080p with PS4 level graphic playing ps5 games.. that will be an easy choice for me.



Intrinsic said:
I dont think remote play can or willl ever be a killer feature.

Yes it can be innovated, all sony has to do is make some sort of controller/cradle thing to hold your phone or tablet while connecting via bluetooth and its sorted.

The real issue will still be that you have to buy two devices. The console and the host device. Now if we are talking about doing all this sans console then thats a different thing. That's PS now, and thats a totaly different kinda problem. Then we will be talking about subscription services and how long of a delay between physical and stream releases.

two devices?? almost everyone has smartphone, Sony just needs to bundle a smartphone clip on for Dualshock 5 with PS5, so people just need one device PS5.