Sunday, September 25

Sony PS Vita can be used as PS3 controller

Sony’s PSVita isn’t expected to hit stores for a couple of months, but that doesn’t mean the tech industry has lost interest in the device. In fact, new information about the console is making headlines every week, and this latest piece of information could be one of the most interesting things we’ve heard to date.

Eurogamer reports that Sony Europe R&D Director Phil Rogers recently revealed that the new laptop can also be used as a controller for the PS3. Rogers revealed the feature while speaking to attendees at Develop 2011:

“PS3 can send data to Vita and Vita can display it,” Rogers is quoted as saying. “You could use the unique functions [of Vita] – gyroscope, front and back touch – as a control device for a PS3 game.

“You can run software on both devices and use the network to sync game states. And that’s pretty cool, because then you have the PS3 processing power doing that job, Vita [doing] sophisticated graphics, however you like. You are not sacrificing the PS3 CPU in order to have a rich Vita experience. “

The news of Wii U-like compatibility with the PS3 makes the Vita even more interesting. Rogers said that Vita will also support cross-platform play (Wipeout 2048 is one of the titles that uses this feature), as well as other cross-platform features, such as bookmarks.

Will all these new features make you want to get your PSVita once they hit stores? Let us know in the comments below!

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