With the Xbox One being able to support streaming your games onto a Windows 10 PC or tablet, the onus was placed on Sony’s PlayStation 4. However the Japanese console maker looks to be in no hurry to offer any similar functionality, but luckily, one developer has decided to take matters into his own hand and has successfully demonstrated an unofficial method of streaming PS4 games onto a Windows based PC.
Being able to stream your gaming exploits to a Windows 10 PC in the case of the Xbox One, is a great idea for those of us that don’t have exclusive access to a TV thanks to kids and spouses. Unfortunately, those with Sony’s PS4 can only stream their games to a PlayStation Vita or PlayStation TV, and even then there are caveats depending on how well the PS4 game controller is mapped to the Vita, for example. Now though, those who want to play PS4 games without having to hunt for the Vita charger can do just that, by streaming the games onto a PC.
Developer Twisted originally set about making it possible to play PS4 games that are streamed to non-Sony Android devices, breaking them from their Vita and PlayStation TV shackles. That was all well and good, but Twisted has now managed to get the PS4 Remote Play functionality to work surprisingly well on a Windows PC, doing kind of what Microsoft and its Xbox One already does.
While the magic to stream PS4 games to a PC isn’t yet quite ready for public consumption, a video released by Twisted gives us a good idea of what we can expect when it is. Twisted built a native Windows app in order to get the best out of this Remote Play hack, and the result speaks for itself with a very smooth playback, making us hope that the technology on show isn’t far from being available to everyone. There’s no word of which version or versions of Windows the app ultimately ends up supporting, but we see the app running on Windows 7 in the demo video, and can hope that Windows 8 and 10 compatibility will be included in the public release of Remote Play PC – as Twisted calls it.
When the app does become available, Twisted says that it will cost around $10, which is a small price to pay if you want to get your Fallout 4 on when your significant other is watching TV. We’ve all been there!
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