Sony PlayStation 4 got more than 30 million sales of its game consoles.

Sony introduced Remote Play with its PlayStation Portable console, giving the device the ability to link up with a PlayStation 3 for streaming of selected titles.

The summation of the functionality will also take the PS4 nearer to contender Xbox that rolled out the streaming of Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs and tabs on the home network.

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news to fans on Twitter, stating that Sony is listening to its fans and that it is working on Remote Play apps for Windows and Mac systems.

Would you like to play your PS4 games on PC or Mac? At a price of $10, Twisted painted a target on his back for Sony to fire a money-seeking lawyer missile at. He announced that the company is now working to put together an application for Remote Play on PC and Mac, following which one would be able to stream and play PS4 games on laptops or desktop PCs. The application in question is called Remote PC Play, and the operating principle is very complex.

The milestone was reached within about two year’s of availability after the Playstation 4 launched in November 2013.

This is probably a bit of a blow for the lone developer behind the unofficial app, who had been hoping to go full time on the project.

The timing of this announcement is interesting, as an independent developer recently released their own PC Remote Play app. One target group are gamers that don’t want to play on the smaller screens of the PlayStation Vita or certain Android devices, and would rather use a PC and the larger screens.

Sarah Tew CNET

Last updated: Tuesday 1 December 2015

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