Vita and Wii U Have More in Common Than You Think
Posted on Tuesday, August 2 @ 12:47:48 PST by Daniel Bischoff
That's why the latest showdown between Sony and Nintendo is blurring the lines between what constitutes a handheld battleground and a console war-zone. At E3, Nintendo pinned the Wii U's controller as a device that would allow players to continue their game, even if someone else wanted to watch something else on the TV.
Apparently, the Vita will be capable of the same functionality. Speaking with Eurogamer at the Develop Conference, Sony Europe R&D manager Phil Rogers said:
Here's a few boring technical ideas: you could drive a display from a PS3 game, for example. PS3 can send data down to Vita and Vita can display it. You could use the unique features [of Vita] - gyroscope, touch front and back - as a control device for a PS3 game.I have to be honest: As much as I love my PS3, Sony's always been one to ape the best ideas from their competitors. The analog stick, rumble tech, the Move—it's not the first time I've said this. I've also said that Sony typically improves on the technology they "steal". But wait, there's more!
At launch we're going to have some PSN features that work across both platforms. You could access data on each side and access scoreboards, for example. We're building on that.The list goes on, including Continuation Play which was shown off during Sony's E3 press conference, but let's face it. There's no way everything will be packed into the Vita at launch, certainly not if they want to have the handheld on store shelves before Christmas.
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