Xbox One and Windows 10 are tightly connected, as you can manage your Xbox account from a PC, stream games, etc. Since this connection between PC and Xbox One gives some advantage to Microsoft’s console, it’s biggest rival, Sony PlayStation, decided to develop its own app for streaming PlayStation 4 on a Windows PC.
The app is supposed to be called Remote Play, and when asked about it, Sony’s president gave us a confirmation that this app is in developing:
“Some people asked if we plan to provide Remote Play function to PC, and yes, we are indeed working on an official application for PC/Mac,” tweeted Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios.
This app should bring streaming of PlayStation 4 content to non-Sony devices, as it was possible only for owners of PS Vita, some Sony’s smartphones, and of course owners of other PlayStation 4 consoles.
News about the new app come just a few days after an unofficial (paid) app, called Remote Play PC, was announced by a developer called Twisted. This third-party app probably alerted people at Sony to bring its own, official version of the app, because Twisted’s app would definitely take a certain amount of profit from the Japan-based company. We don’t have any info if Sony will take any actions against the developer of Remote Play PC, but this app certainly isn’t warmly welcomed by the company.
All in all, Sony did a right move with developing this app, because if the company wants to keep up with the ‘fight’ against Microsoft’s console, it certainly needs to offer as many useful features as possible, and the ability to stream PlayStation 4 content to Windows PC will definitely draw attention to some users.
Tell us in the comments, which console you like more, Xbox One or Sony PlayStation 4? And could Remote Play feature be a clincher for Sony PlayStation 4?