Remote play has been one of the best features added to modern game systems. While each manufacturer has implemented the solution in their own way, the ability to stream your games to almost any Windows PC has been arguably one of the best, and outside some workarounds has been pretty much exclusive to the Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. Up until now, Sony’s method let players enjoy their PS4 games on the Vita and their Android devices, but enough interest was generated for the same PC compatibility that someone actually went ahead and developed an app that fools the PS4 into thinking a PC is a Remote Play device. Just days later, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, announced via Twitter that Sony is working on an official Remote Play app to extend gameplay to desktops and laptops.
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. 😀
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) November 27, 2015
Yes you read that correctly, Sony is one-upping Microsoft by making it’s app compatible with Macs in addition to Windows. That is huge and is sure to bring a whole new wave of gamers to team Sony. Yes you can run Windows on a Mac, and yes there are other workarounds, but let’s face it, there are plenty of people that don’t want to bother with all and are looking for a plug-and-play solution.
There is of course no date or any other specific details on when this feature will be rolling out but it’s great to see Sony listening to it’s fans and adding major functionality to already fantastic system. Orr they simply realized no-one is buying the Vita or their phones and had no other choice. Either way, great for us.