Tuesday, November 10, 2020
PS5 owners will be able to stream content from Sony's next-gen console to a PS4 using Remote Play when it launches later this month.
If you've played your PS4 recently, you might have noticed the sudden appearance of a big “PS5 Remote Play” icon on your home menu. As it turns out, you'll be able to use this to stream content from you PlayStation 5 to your PlayStation 4, if the mood so takes you. You can see it in action down below from VGC's Andy Robinson.
It looks to work in a very similar fashion to the PS Vita's Remote Play, which let you stream PS4 content to your handheld. Oh, speaking of the Vita, you won't be able to use Sony's handheld to stream a PS4 which is streaming PS5 content, just in case you were planning on trying that.
Interestingly, this PS5 Remote Play allows users to play PS5 games using the PS4's DualShock 4 controller. This calls into question why Sony has made the DualShock 4 completely incompatible with next-gen games on PS5 when it clearly can work with a DS4 controller, even in DualSense-heavy games such as Astro's Playroom. It would be useful to be able to grab a spare DualShock 4 for local multiplayer games on PS5, and it clearly works, so Sony's decision comes across as cynical.
You'll be able to try out this PS5 Remote Play functionality for yourselves when the PlayStation 5 launches in US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Zealand on 12th November 2020, before releasing worldwide on 19th November 2020.
Here it is: PS5 Remote Play on a PS4 console. pic.twitter.com/IFP6NQQfv1— Andy Robinson (@AndyPlaytonic) November 10, 2020
Here it is: PS5 Remote Play on a PS4 console. pic.twitter.com/IFP6NQQfv1
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