Sony working on Remote Play app for PC, Mac

MANILA, Philippines – Fans of Sony's PlayStation 4 may have one more reason to celebrate soon. Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's president of worldwide studios, said the company is working on a Remote Play application for the PC and Mac.

In a tweet Friday, November 27, Yoshida responded to questions online about expanding Remote Play functionality. He tweeted, "Some people asked if we plan to provide Remote Play function to PC, and yes, we are indeed working on an official application for PC/Mac." 

Some people asked if we plan to provide Remote Play function to PC, and yes, we are indeed working on an official application for PC/Mac. :D — Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) November 27, 2015

Sony's Remote Play feature previously allowed PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles to transmit video and audio output to a handheld gaming console (the PlayStation Portable or the PS Vita) or a compatible Sony smartphone or tablet.

More recently, an unofficial alpha application by developer Twisted allowed Remote Play from PS4 to PC. Given Sony's push to make its own app, however, Twisted's own application may be shut down by Sony. – Rappler.com

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