Play Ico, Shadow Of The Colossus, And God Of War On Vita Through Remote Play

By Spencer . June 5, 2012 . 1:29am

sotc1aIf you’ve been dreaming of playing Shadow of the Colossus on your daily commute and ride in a wi-fi enabled car you can. Famitsu announced a couple more PlayStation 3 titles that will support PlayStation Vita Remote Play. Games still run on a PS3 when remote play is activated, but you can continue climbing up harry colossi on your Vita’s screen.


BlazBlue and BlazBlue Continuum Shift are already compatible with Remote Play. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced plans to add the feature to Ico, God of War HD, God of War II HD, and Shadow of the Colossus. When will this happen? We’re not sure since the news comes with out a release date, but soon I guess!

  • SirTeffy

    Wait, so Sony is actually USING a feature they promoted SIX YEARS AGO? And they’re just now remembering it exists? Really? Why am I not surprised at this point?

    Still, Ico / SotC collection anywhere. HECK YES WHY AM I HYPED?

    • You misunderstand. This is news because the Vita has an abyssmal Remote Play option. Most (closer to ‘all’ really) games don’t work with the Vita’s Remote Play, whereas the PSP has much better support.

      • malek86

        Yeah, but the PSP had terrible Remote Play. No way I’d ever use it for anything that is not turn-based or a visual novel.

  • Gaara D.Dragon

    Serious question, why isnt this enabled for all ps3 games ?

    • d19xx

      Serious answer: Sony

  • Aldorr

    At a long last…

    The news on Famisu sayeth “and maybe all ps3 titles there is” btw ;)

  • Crayola_Rox

    I guess I’ll hold off on Playing ICO then

    • LustEnvy

      So you’d rather forego playing it at it’s peak performance, and instead deal with lower quality, input laggy version?

      • Crayola_Rox

        No. But having never tried remote play. why not wait? if it’s an awful experience I’ll just switch

        • LustEnvy

          Well, it was a horrible experience with the PSP. It looked like trying to watch vids at 240p on Youtube. Really blurry. That and the input lag made games unplayable, unless they were turn based. Apparently, the Vita’s implementation will be different, as the Vita will be the one rendering the games 9or so I’ve heard), so it might be good after all. I really hope Sony pulls it off.

          The way Sony is with their promises though, not holding my breath. remoteplay was utterly forgotten on the PSP, and it was hyped up quite a bit by Sony.

  • LustEnvy

    If it’s ANYTHING like how games play on PSP via Remote Play, I’ll avoid this like the plague. The input lag, and overall quality sucks, no matter what setting is used.

    • malek86

      I would think they optimized it (PSP only used 802.11b), but altogether I’m not that hopeful.

      • LustEnvy

        I sincerely hope I’m proved wrong, because remoteplay sounds awesome IF it worked like Sony wants us to believe.

        • It would work if you have access to fast and stable HQ-stream internet/wifi access anywhere. If you can play 1080p youtube clips WITHOUT BUFFERING, you’ll enjoy this seamlessly. Otherwise, expect a shitload of lag.

          Come on, really, you people think streaming HD graphics is easy and painless?

          • malek86

            Nintendo claims that the Wii U will stream HD graphics painlessly. We’ll see if that’s true, but it would be quite an accomplishment.

          • LustEnvy

             Considering the Wii U controller has a resolution worse than the Vita… how can it be HD?

          • malek86

            @LustEnvy:disqus not that much worse, really. The Vita is 960×540, while the Wii U tablet has been said to be 840×480.

            It’s still much higher res than the PSP was (480×272), and the PSP couldn’t even do that much without horrible lag and compression artifacts. Therefore, if Nintendo manages to do the same but with higher res, no lag and no compression, that will be pretty damn impressive.

            As a rule of thumb, of course we’ll need to see how the Vita one works. But I’ve heard people say that Blazblue is still a bit laggy.

          • doubleO7

            Wii U will no doubt work just fine, streaming content to the controller is one of its main features. That would be a HUGE problem is it was laggy. The controller isnt really meant to be used from a huge distance or anything, as long as you stay in the same room it should, in theory, work perfectly.

          • malek86

            @doubleO7:disqus the problem is that I’m particularly picky and therefore even a small lag would kinda ruin it for me. The Rayman Legends presentation seemed to have a bit of lag indeed (although that might be due to the game being played with the touch screen, which should add another layer of lag by itself).

          • LustEnvy

             Malek, 800×480 is the resolution on my phone which has a 3.5 inch screen. On a huge screen like the Wii U? That’s not gonna look great, at all. Ah well. I guess it’s like having a portable Wii screen, so I guess it’s acceptable.

            I really wish it had a 1280×720 screen. Though I do admit, the Vita screen at 544p is damn impressive looking in person. It does look HD.

          • malek86

            @LustEnvy it doesn’t make a difference whether the screen is 2 inches or 55 inches. The resolution is what matters when it comes to the console streaming video content to the tablet.

  • So no true handheld versions?  Because I rather have handheld versions of anything ported these days.

    • Barrylocke89

      Well I guess the nice thing about the remote play is that people who already purchased the game for their PS3 doesn’t have to spend more money to play it  portable too.

      • Joe

        Not everyone who owns a Vita is a PS user. Half the gaming community swings the other way yet still wants a handheld.

        • d c

          Half of what gaming community?  Are you talking about the PS3 to 360 ratio?

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh? I might give this a look. Or, rather, I would if I had any of the games it’s compatible with. Hopefully, they start getting more working with it soon. That’d be nice.

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