Sony is working on an official PS4 Remote Play app for PC and Mac

By Shawn Knight
Nov 27, 2015
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  1. Indie developer Twisted certainly got Sony’s attention this week. After releasing a version of PS4 Remote Play for PC, a Sony executive issued a response – one that’s sure to put a smile on the face of many.

    Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment, revealed via Twitter that his company is working on an official version of Remote Play for PC and Mac. It’s unclear if Sony was already working on the app or if the unofficial version from Twisted prompted the decision.

    On Wednesday, the indie developer released a modified version of Sony’s PS4 Remote Play for PC that he has been working on for the past year. His PC app is actually a port of an Android version he previously created. As of now, Sony’s official PS4 Remote Play app only works with the Vita and a select few Android smartphones.

    A reaction from Sony isn’t all that surprising, especially considering the fact that Twisted’s PC app isn’t free (it sells for 6.50 GBP or roughly $9.78). Most suspected the electronics giant would simply issue a cease and desist letter considering the fact that his app is based on code that Sony wrote. As of writing, however, the developer’s Remote Play app is still being offered on his website.

    Even if Sony decides not to take action, Twisted’s app will likely fade into oblivion once an official app is launched.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,817   +485

    Now that people know about an official app coming out, they will be less inclined to spend money on an unofficial app that will most likely have limited support from its developer.
  3. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    You think Sony's PC app will be free? Maybe it will be on the phone and vita, but I think they'll charge for the PC version.
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,817   +485

    When did I say that sony will be offering it for free? it will most likely be a PS+ service.

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