Sony's new Playstation app is out, still no sign of VR gaming on phones

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 10, 2017, 1:32 pm IST
Updated Nov 10, 2017, 1:32 pm IST
You cannot play mobile specific games on it, rather it is more of a companion app for your phone if you own the PS4 console.
Sony’s flagship Xperia XZ Premium boots a 4K display, yet there is no support from Sony to take advantage of its full potential for VR gaming.
 Sony’s flagship Xperia XZ Premium boots a 4K display, yet there is no support from Sony to take advantage of its full potential for VR gaming.

Sony’s Playstation range of consoles have been bestselling gaming devices for past two decades. It is ironic that despite being the market leader in gaming, and having flagship Xperia XZ Premium with a 4K display, there is no support from Sony to take advantage of its full potential for VR gaming.

However, Sony has launched its completely redesigned PlayStation App for Android and iOS. The new app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. Don’t get your hopes high though, you cannot play mobile specific games on it, rather it is more of a companion app for your phone if you own the PS4 console.

The new PlayStation app has a more intuitive design meant to make it easier to stay connected to your PS4, friends, and your favorite games while on the go.

The first new feature is the addition of a couple of new tabs at the bottom of the screen to make it easier and faster to switch between viewing who's online, checking notifications, and follow the latest activities and posts from friends and the PlayStation community.

Secondly, the developers have added a new central PS button (easy to recognize), which enables users to access the various features of the app faster and easier. For example, simply tapping the PS button will give you instant access to the PS Store, as well as the upcoming events window.

Sony also announced the release of a brand new PS4 Second Screen mobile app (Android and iOS), which should allow users to navigate their PS4's menu, use the on-screen keyboard and view extra content in compatible games (i.e. maps, radars).

Sony’s flagship Xperia XZ Premium boots a 4K display, yet there is no support from Sony to take advantage of its full potential for VR gaming.





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