Though there’s always a chance Sony will release their iOS/Android PlayStation App ahead of the PlayStation 4 launch this November, they’re playing it safe and just saying that we can expect it alongside the system later this year.
Sitting down with the PS Blog to talk all about the PlayStation App at TGS was Shuhei Yoshida:
It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices. There are a variety of things you can do with it. You can connect to your PlayStation profile, and send messages – even voice messages – to friends between your smartphone and PS4.
A friend on PS4 can also send out an invitation for a multiplayer game, which you can then check on the App, and you can also purchase PS4 games from PlayStation Store. Your game will immediately start downloading while you’re away.
You’ll also be able to use the PlayStation App for many second screen gameplay options, including drawing a picture on your phone and then sending it to the PS4 for use in The PlayRoom:
There are many big publishers creating their own apps for their games, like Watch_Dogs or Battlefield, and that’s great. But smaller developers can use PlayStation App to connect to PS4 and load an application, like drawing software for example, so that you don’t have to download and install a specific app on your smartphone. It’s open to all PS4 developers to use.
Here’s a few images of what the PlayStation App will look like in action:
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