It seems like something might be brewing behind the scenes at Sony, and it may just involve none other than Nintendo’s Switch!
Several PS4 owners are receiving a new survey that asks them about their interest in possible new PS4 features.
Most intriguing out of these, however, is one question that asks if PS4 owners would like to use Remote Play on various devices like AppleTV, AndroidTV…and the Nintendo Switch!
The user then selects how appealing they’d find that, choosing from five options.
As observed by u/YouRedditHereFirst, the survey questions were rough as follows:
“I just took a survey for Sony regarding their Remote Play and there were some interesting questions that possibly hint at upcoming features.
Using Remote Play with a PS4 not connected to the Internet.
Playing Remote Play on a Switch, AppleTV, AndroidTV
Hiding unused controls for the game to allow for more screen real estate
A slim/portable DualShock controller for portable gaming
Exclusive maps/accessories for Remote Play
Customizable button layout
Connecting other controllers (Xbox) and mouse/keyboard
Offline Remote Play
PS1 and PS2 games
Parental controls to allow for multiple users to use Remote Play at the same time.”
Meanwhile, other questions posed by the survey suggest Sony is thinking about allowing Remote Play on a device that’s not connected to the internet.
Allowing Remote Play without a PS4 connected to the internet, enabling access to PS1 and PS2 games, releasing a slim/portable DualShock controller that’s easier to carry on-the-go.
And letting you connect other controllers, such as an Xbox controller or mouse and keyboard.
Of course, this is just a survey, and Sony may never action anything mentioned here, let alone release the Remote Play app on Nintendo Switch.
But the survey does provide us with a snapshot of Sony’s thinking on the future of Remote Play, and it sounds pretty interesting.
For those out of the loop, Remote Play basically allows PS4 owners to stream the output from their console onto other devices – such as the PS Vita and even Windows PCs.
If Sony were to actually add Remote Play to Switch, that means gaming folks would be able to experience their PS4 exclusives on a Nintendo system!
Of course, all of this may just be Sony scouting around for interest right now.
We’ll report back if anything else develops in the future.
What do you think?