Sony’s R&D manager has confirmed what we have been expecting all this time for PS Vita, a controller functionality on it’s big brother, the PlayStation 3. That makes a Wii U sounds ridiculous, if you ask me!
“What could you do with all of this?” asked Sony’s Phil Rogers at the Develop Conference. “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.”
“You can run software on both devices and use the network to sync the game states. And that’s pretty good, because you then have the processing power of PS3 doing that work, Vita [doing] fancy graphics – however you want to do it. You’re not sacrificing the PS3′s CPU to be able to have a rich experience on Vita.”
The move from Sony to implement such feature may sparks creativity among the developers where we might see for ourselves some exciting ideas. For example, a touch screen control for selected PS3 games.
PS Vita retails at $249 for a basic WiFi version and $299 for an addition of 3G connectivity. The device comes with superior hardware specs most notably running with ARM® Cortex™- A9 core (4 core).