Sony PS4 Remote Play feature for its Xperia smartphones and tablets, introduced along with the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 COmpact at the company’s pre-IFA 2014 event, seems set to be released for the last generation Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet devices next month. The Japanese giant suddenly rolled out PS4 Remote Play support for the Zperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet on its official Xperia Lounge app.
The functionality of Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 and Z2 Tablet will be started from November 2014,” stated a note in the app.The roll-out of PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 does not come as too much of a surprise as there is not too much difference between the current and last generation.
Notably however, Sony when announcing the feature last month said it’s currently not planning to bring the PS4 Remote Play to other smartphone or tablet devices, pointing to the possibility that the mention of support for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet in the Xperia Lounge app is a mistake.
The PS4 Remote Play feature allows users to stream their PS4 games onto compatible Xperia devices over their home Wi-Fi network. A Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller, PlayStation 4 console with the latest PS4 system software update, Sony Entertainment Network access, and the PS4 Remote Play app or PlayStation app installed on the Xperia will be required to play games.
Sony had at launch noted that some games do not support the PS4 Remote Play feature. The company has also introduced the GCM10 Game Control Mount, which will essentially make it easier for users to play PS4 games on their Xperia Z3 family of devices – by holding the tablet or smartphone along with the controller while gaming. This feature was introduced to boost up the PS4 games along with the PS4 V1.70 system software update, and the PS Vita v3.15 system software update