We previously reported that Sony was pushing for all PlayStation 4 games to support remote play. Now it turns out they’re a lot more serious about it: remote play will be mandatory on all PS4 games. The Remote Play feature allows PlayStation 4 games to be played/streamed to the PS Vita hand held console, much like Nintendo’s Wii U’s “off-TV play”.
Sony is mandating to all developers to add the remote play feature to their PlayStation 4 games. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida confirmed this via Twitter, adding that remote play is required, unless the game requires specific hardware like the PS4 Eye camera.
Despite the lackluster performance of the PS Vita, Sony seems to be really interested in integrating it with the new PlayStation 4. Developers will have to have this feature enabled before submitting their PlayStation 4 games to Sony for certification.
However, this doesn’t mean that the entire game has to be playable on the Vita. The hand held can be used as a secondary screen for the main game, much like the Wii U GamePad functions.