The new Xeperia Z3 line will let owners connect to their PlayStation 4s for Remote Play functionality.
The Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact is the latest line of smartphones and tablets soon to be introduced in the fall from Sony. But besides the Z3 family’s stunning looks and impressively thin design, all three carry with it an interesting distinction that furthers the PlayStation reach throughout Sony itself.
Remote Play, one of the brightest selling points for the PlayStation Vita (although, it surely doesn’t help sell that many units in the first place sadly), which allows owners to stream and play PlayStation 4 games away from the console through a Wi-Fi connection, will be coming to the Xperia Z3 line in November.
Users will be able to control games through Remote play either by touchscreen methods or through DualShock4 controllers, which can be wirelessly synced to any of the aforementioned mobile devices. There’s also the GCM10 Game Control Mount that Sony is advertising along with this news, which can hold together a DualShock4 and a Z3 device in one convenient portable manner.
With now Remote Play and PlayStation Now, another streaming avenue for gaming content, Sony seems intent to ride the success of their PlayStation 4 platform as a catalyst to pull the company out of their recent financial woes. Already, the PS4 has pulled in over 10 million units sold worldwide, so it might be a smart course of action on their part.
As for the Xeperia Z3 line – the Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact – Sony hasn’t yet announced an official release date for them, but from industry sources, many peg the consumer electronics giant to release the new product family sometime in October.
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