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[Update] PS4: your Android Tablet transformed into a controller

Authored by: Nico Heister — Feb 21, 2013

Sony presented the PlayStation 4 last night and unveiled a new game trailer as well. The console, however, was no where to be seen, as Sony announced that you'll be able to use an Android tablet as a second controller for the PS4.

Sony demonstrated the feature during an exposition in New York while presenting the team-based racing game ''DriveClub''. Furthermore, PlayStation Europe announced on Twitter that there will also be apps accompanying the PS Vita and tablets. For example, if you are visiting a friend and have an Android tablet, in the wink of an eye you can connect with the PlayStation 4 thanks to the app, then use it as the second controller. That is especially practical when your friend only has one PlayStation controller.

Admittedly Sony didn't present the controller app in detail, only the possibility of using the tablet at the service of the PlayStation 4. This sounds seemingly interesting and compelling to me.

Update: 21.02.2013, 11:42

I called Sony's public office, who provided me with new information on this topic:

Tablets, as well as the PS Vita should be used as the console's extension: you will be able to continue playing games, which you've started playing on your Playstation 4 on a tablet or PS Vita. The content should be transferred from the PS4 to the mobile device, in order to guarantee a seamless gaming experience.

In addition, here is the first game trailer for DriveClub:

(Images: Sony)

Nico Heister fell in love with Android when he bought the Motorola Milestone back in December 2009. He is passionate about hardware, software and all sorts of technology. He is curious about new things and is always on the lookout for new apps and gadgets. He is known for drinking too much coffee and sleeping too little. In his free time, he enjoys a good movie and long walks on the beach. The last part isn't true.

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