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Daniel Nations

PlayStation 4 iPad App Will Offer SmartGlass-Type Features

By February 21, 2013

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Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4) announcement may have seemed like a badly orchestrated version of an Apple product announcement, but for gamers, it was the first time they received some real details about Sony's upcoming console. One of those details was how the PS4 experience wouldn't stay on the big screen TV, with gamers able to play PS4 games using their PlayStation Vita, even going from TV to PS Vita mid-game. Compare Prices for the PS Vita

There wasn't much information in how the PS4 would interact with the iPad during the announcement, but the official press release went into a little more detail. Sony will be releasing a "PlayStation App" for the iPad, iPhone and Android-based smartphones and tablets that will act as a second screen to the playing experience, similar to Microsoft's SmartGlass. The app will add to the gaming experience, with the press release using the example of the app displaying a map while playing an adventure game. It will also add to the experience outside of the game, allowing users to download games to their PS4 from their iPad or peek into the living room of a friend and watch them play through a game.

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