If you still don’t know whether or not you will purchase PlayStation Vita, Sony’s next-generation portable handheld gaming console, then perhaps this rumor might make you think twice. Sony is reported to be planning to release an update that will enable the PlayStation Vita to gain remote PlayStation 3 functionality.
This concept has been seen in the Nintendo Wii U. If rumors are true that Sony will bring an update to Vita that will enable it to stream PlayStation 3 games over a Wi-Fi connection, they will then be competing against Nintendo directly, where most think that they will succeed.
According to a report by Eurogamer, users will be able to play PlayStation 3 games in PSP resolution, which is 480 x 272. The PS Vita will then upscale it in real time to match its screen’s resolution.
It may not look good, though, as the Vita’s OLED display resolution is at 960 x 544.
Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated a section of Killzone 3 that is streamed from a PlayStation 3 unit, noting how a number of Dual Shock buttons are mapped to the handheld’s touchscreen.
The report also said that Vita can also be used in co-operative gaming with PlayStation 3 games. In a demonstration at a Tokyo Game Show, Yoshida showed how he controlled an aeroplane using the touchscreen of the Vita to help Sackboy reach his goal in LittleBigPlanet 2.
Would this new feature make you buy a PlayStation Vita?