Gamers are bringing Virtual Reality to the PS4 ahead of time
We recently covered the release of Twisted’s unofficial PS4 Remote Play client for Windows. We bought and tested Remote Play PC and were generally impressed with it. However, Sony reacted by announcing they would release their own Remote Play PC. This turned the once super exciting unofficial client into a “niche” product. Who would pay for an unofficial tool when the official one is right around the corner and will be free?
It turns out several gamers are already using the unofficial PS4 Remote Play PC app, and doing interesting things with it. Gamer and tinkerer @JasonLeonidas posted several videos showing a Remote Play session from his PS4 to his Samsung Note in VR Split screen (see below).
Jason L mentions there is virtually no lag.
Audio and video is streamed from my PS4 to my Windows 10 PC using Remote Play (Thanks Twisted for all your hard work)
Then audio and video is wirelessly streamed to my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Vr/split screen.
I have my Moga Pro controller connected to my Note 4 through bluetooth and controls are sent wirelessly from my Galaxy Note 4 to the PC which sends the controls to the PS4.
People have commented that this is not true Virtual Reality as moving your head does not necessarily control movement in the game. Jason L replied that head controls are being worked on.
The setup is fairly simple, but involves streaming the PS4 screen to his Windows 10 PC (thanks to Twisted’s app Remote Play PC), then from his Windows 10 machine to his Galaxy Note 10 running in VR Mode. With the right VR headset (either the official Samsung VR for Note 4 headset, or a google Cardboard headset), one can turn their PS4 gaming into an immersive PS4 experience through this setup.
— Jason Leonidas (@JasonLeonidas) December 20, 2015
Let’s recap, you’ll need:
- a PS4 (duh)
- Twisted’s unofficial Remote Play for PC
- A computer running Windows
- A “VR split screen” compatible phone (in Jason’s video above a Galaxy Note 4)
- A VR Headset (Samsung VR for Note 4, or Google Cardboard. People with more recent Samsung devices can try the latest samsung VR)
Jason L gives a detailed explanation of his setup in the video below:
This is of course lots of tinkering at this point, but we know that Playstation VR is coming sooner than later. Are you excited for the possibilities involved with VR on the PS4??