Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida held his keynote at the Tokyo Game Show in Japan this week, and with the speech came even more information on the company’s PS Vita.
The most interesting feature, as IGN reports, is the improved Remote Play function that was present in the PSP. This is an app that lets users access their PS3 with the Vita essentially acting as a smaller screen for the system complete with controls. On PSP this meant that users could play Lair on the go (whoop!), but on Vita things have already been seriously ramped up.
Yoshida showed Killzone 3, one of PS3’s most powerful titles, running on the Vita with reportedly two slight hiccups framerate-wise. To make up for the lack of buttons on Vita, the right half of the back touchpad lined up Sev’s sights, while the left half was used to make him run. That could have huge potential for expand the Vita’s library given that other publishers and developers take advantage of the feature.
Also demoed at the keynote were Vita’s cross-platform capabilities. While sharing Modnation Racers content from Vita to PS3 using cloud storage was impressive, far more exciting was seeing Yoshida playing LittleBigPlanet on the handheld with a friend playing LittleBigPlanet 2 on the console. Yoshida even had to use touchscreen controls in completing a King Kong-themed level while the second player helped out.
Add all this technical wizardry to a long list of impressive Vita specs. Just a shame about that battery life, eh?