At the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, there’s dribs and drabs of mobile news coming out, with Sony announcing a new service: PlayLink, which will let you use your phone or tablet as a PS4 controller.
Consoles are expensive, so having to back up and buy a few more controllers for multi-player games can be a bit rich. Sony’s PlayLink service does away with this requirement, at least for some games. Sony describes the system as
Playlink will use the PS4 as a hub, while a PlayLink app on your phone or tablet will let you join in selected games such as That’s You, a comedy trivia game launching on July 4th. Other games coming later this year include Hidden Agenda, Knowledge is Power, Frantics, and SingStar Celebration.
This is a step beyond the second screen experience we’ve seen with mobile devices and console games previously…and a welcome one. If you have a PS4 look out for That’s You next month if you want to try it out.