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"A Reddit survey shared by Sony is investigating the popularity of a few potential additions to PS4 Remote Play, as well as a potential new controller. Survey questions asked if players would be interested in using PS4 Remote Play on new devices like the Switch, if they would use offline Remote Play, if they would like to see previous generation games work over PS4 Remote Play, and it brought up a portable DualShock with a screen. That would presumably allow players to engage in Off-TV play like with the Wii U.

All of these ideas are quite interesting, and they could be relevant to a lot of us if PS4 Remote Play became a thing on Switch. Combining a few of the postulated features might also be the only way to eventually play some old classics like Chrono Trigger and Suikoden through a Switch (unless a bunch of publishers all get off their bums and bring their classics to the system, but that’s a discussion for another time). It’s also intriguing to see another major company looking into a Wii U-esque Gamepad controller after Nintendo failed to find success with the system; ironically, perhaps it could end up working as an accessory to an established console (like many casual buyers assumed the Wii U was to the Wii) rather than as the basis for a system."

If this true Sony are trying to expand PSnow with others as well. Imagine able to play PS4 and PS5 games on your Switch using remote play or cloud. Because it seems Sony already abandoned  PS Vita, this will be a good replacement for Vita Remote play. Microsoft also will able to sell their Xcloud and gamepass on Switch. 

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HollyGamer said:

Because it seems Sony already abandoned  PS Vita,


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RolStoppable said:
HollyGamer said:

Because it seems Sony already abandoned  PS Vita,


It seem in my opinion through observation, and i guess portability in general. They already gave up on their own  portable product. 

That would be fascinating. I haven't tried remote play since my internet has improved.
That could be quite helpful on the switch.

Plus it creates an interesting relationship. They help each other.. without taking from each other.

edit: I used interesting three times. Far too many, replaced with others.

Last edited by Bandorr - on 31 January 2020

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Yes they should, options are good, I still would never use it, I couldn't play on a 6inch screen when I'm so used to play on a 120inch projector screen. The experience would be so massively worse that I just couldn't do it, but a lot of people would be happy with it, and it would actually be a big bonus point for ps5 for kids who want to play when their parents are watching TV for example. Internet speeds will only getter faster and faster, with 5G coming and such.

Also, by the time the ps5 releases, the switch will be around 60 million sales already, so chances are that ps5 buyers already have a switch and could therefore use that feature right away without further purchases.

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I would say something like "Oh so they're not limited to stealing Nintendo's bad ideas". But then I'd have to have a long argument about Sony stealing ideas, so I'm not going to say that.

Very interesting developments.