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PlayStation Vita Plays Red Dead, Batman and More Via Remote Play With Custom Firmware

January 20, 2012 Written by Nick Michetti

The PlayStation Vita’s Remote Play feature, as it stands right now, doesn’t do much. Killzone 3, which was demonstrated as having Remote Play functionality, doesn’t even currently work with the PlayStation Vita at this point. A YouTube user, though, has put up footage allegedly showing him successfully playing a number of high profile PlayStation 3 titles on a PlayStation Vita via the Remote Play feature, including Red Dead Redemption and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

YouTube user homer49 has put up a couple of videos of himself allegedly playing PS3 titles such as Red Dead, Arkham Asylum, Alice: Madness Returns, and Mortal Kombat on his PlayStation Vita via Remote Play. In the video of Mortal Kombat, you can see the LiveArea screen for remote play:

Another element of intrigue also comes in at the 1:53 mark of the Batman: Arkham Asylum video, which appears to show how the PS3′s controls are mapped to the Vita’s inputs:

He did leave an unclear, cryptic message at the beginning of the Alice video in response to claims that his videos are fake, which makes no sense even when translated:

Is it remote play? Obviously, yes.

Is it fake? Did you have a dream? That maybe it was so real you couldn’t distinguish it from reality. And if you couldn’t wake up from this dream, how would you know if you’re not dreaming?

One more time, Sony does not tell the truth.

Homer49 also posted a video of Red Dead Redemption playing on the Vita, something that is supposedly possible on the PSP through custom firmware, along with Mortal Kombat

Now, it is important to note that, if real, the remote play ability is likely done via custom firmware on the PS3 (which we at PSLS do not endorse in any way, as it would break the Terms of Service for your PS3, and possibly brick the console), as “forced” Remote Play is possible on PSP for PS3 titles when custom firmware is used.

What do you think? Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below.