Sony have announced more details about their PlayStation 4 App which will be available on IOS and Android.
PlayStation 4 App Will Be Free To Download
More details have been revealed about the new PlayStation app heading towards IOS and Android devices worldwide. The App was originally unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show earlier this year.
Shuhei Yoshida , who is president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios has been talking through some of the features of the app which is set to be released along the PlayStation 4 launch later this year
He has revealed how the app will link with your PlayStaiton profile and how they interconnect seamlessly.
New PS4 App Utilizes PS4 Cloud For Increased Connectivity
“It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices,” explained Yoshida. “There are a variety of things you can do with it. You can connect to your PlayStation profile, and send messages – even voice messages – to friends between your smartphone and PS4.”
The app is aiming to bring the PlayStation interface and UI to smartphones and tablets while allowing you to stay in touch with friends and watch recorded along with live streaming gameplay.
The app will also utilized th PS4 cloud system allowing you to remotely start downloads.
Game Publishers To Take Advantage Of PS4 App
While the recent trend for big releases like GTA 5 , the upcoming Watch Dogs and more is to come with their own specialist app, Sony believe the app will prove beneficial to smaller indie developers.
The app will allow the device used to act as a second screen in compatible games such as the upcoming “The Playroom”.
“There are many big publishers creating their own apps for their games, like Watch_Dogs or Battlefield and that’s great,” added Yoshida. “But smaller developers can use PlayStation App to connect to PS4 and load an application, like drawing software for example, so that you don’t have to download and install a specific app on your smartphone. It’s open to all PS4 developers to use.”
The jury remains out on how this will compare to Microsoft’s own SmartGlass app.