Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection Updated For Vita Remote Play

By Ishaan . September 5, 2012 . 9:30am

As promised, Sony have released an update for the God of War Collection and the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection on the PlayStation 3, which allows the games contained within to be streamed to the PlayStation Vita for remote play.


The Remote Play feature allows for games to be streamed to the Vita either via local wireless (if you’re in the vicinity of your PS3) or over Wi-Fi (if you’re away from home).


Remote Play also lets you customize controls, so you can map the L2 and R2 buttons to the Vita’s rear touchpad.

  • Curan_Altea

    Still not available for the individual games digital versions…..
    Oh well.

    • kupomogli

      The announcement was made earlier today, but they didn’t actually release the patch until 8pm.  Whether it’s disc version or digital versions, you can play the games through remote play.

      You’ll see a reply on the messages below confirming both digital and physical copies.


      • Curan_Altea

        Ah, thank you. I figured either way it was just a matter of time. I did have to wait until 6pm for my RE6 demo.

  • Very awesome! Didn’t even know it was promised, but this is a very pleasant surprise that will hopefully get me more than a bit closer to actually finishing Ico. (No dislike for it, I’m just lazy and find myself playing Vita more than PS3 anymore)

    Does anyone have any experience remote playing “over Wi-Fi” as the article puts it? I’m curious what kind of latency the game has when you’re playing on an internet hot spot away from home.

    • kupomogli

      Make sure you add port forwarding or you’re more than likely not going to be able to play it when away from home. Also when setting up remote play, go back to the remote play settings once it’s set up and turn on the option to remotely turn on the PS3. If that option isn’t on, your PS3 would need to manually be turned on through remote play in order to use it. 

      I’ve only tried remote play out wirelessly with some games on my PS3.  The latency is slightly noticeable but not too bad.  For instance, Castlevania Chronicles and Symphony of the Night are both playable, but still slightly noticeable controller response rate.  Crash Bandicoot is noticeably more difficult because it already has sort of floaty controls, making certain precision jumps, like getting all the boxes over the pit in the very first stage, near impossible.

      My internet at home has a crappy upload speed of 1.5mb/s(although a great download speed of 30mb/s.) The higher the upload speed from home and the higher download speed from the location you’re at, the better connection you’d get I’m sure.

      • Heh. Yeah, I host my own web page/storage + music streaming, so I’m no stranger to port forwarding. ;D Interesting though that the PS3 has a Remote On function. You learn something new every day! At this rate I feel I need to set this all up and try it out, simply for the sake of SCIENCE!

        Much thanks for the thoughts! :3

  • SightTDW

    Having to decide between playing Shadow of the Colossus in 3D or on the toilet is just cruel.  Why can’t I have it all?

  • Agro!

  • AzuNo17

    Now we need a TV-Out, compatibility with a portable projector, and a massive power supply. Literally massive colossi on-the-go!

  • kupomogli

    Tried out Shadow of the Colossus through online remote play and can say that it runs well.  It was a very quick test, but I tested it by started a new game and going to and finishing the first colossus, then pulled out the bow and arrow and started shooting those quickly to test response rate.

    The game had a solid framerate throughout and didn’t lag once.  While the resoponse rate was probably the same as it is with the PSX games I made mention of, it didn’t seem any different than playing it straight from the PS3.  More than likely it’s because there’s more detail put into the game and the lower response rate may not have affected gameplay as much, like the comparison I made with SotN and Crash(with Crash being almost unplayable when doingi certain things.)

    The only thing is that playing on the Vita it, graphically, looks closer to the PS2 version than the PS3 version on an HDTV.  Lower quality is the obvious reason.

    This really makes me hope that Sony gets to work on patching more first party titles, or just patches the PS2 emulation altogether.  I own a 60GB PS3, so to play whatever PS2 game I’m currently playing wherever I am is perfect for me. 

  • Mazdian

    Wow, this is great! I was already excited for this, if a bit concerned, but it seems that it runs smoothly. 

    Sadly, my connection is crappy so I can’t take advantage of this, but I hope others enjoy it.

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