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MacRumors
Sep 20, 2013, 10:14 AM
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During its press conference at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced that it will be releasing its official PlayStation 4 app on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices to launch alongside the release of its upcoming gaming console (//us.playstation.com/ps4/index.htm), reports Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/9/19/4747334/ps4-playstation-app-for-android-and-ios-available-in-november). The app will include various features such as enabling the use of a mobile device as a designated game controller or second screen with compatible titles, as well as integration with Sony's Playstation Network (http://us.playstation.com/psn/) such as allowing users to see information about friends, as well as advanced sharing features: Users will also be able to view and interact with PlayStation Network information through the What's New feature, such as seeing what friends are playing, and accept and send multiplayer invites. The app will also display PSN Trophy information, feature chat capabilities with friends and offer access to the PlayStation Store. It will also include Twitter and Facebook integration.http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/09/ps4_remote_play.jpg
The app was first revealed alongside the PlayStation 4 at the 2013 PlayStation Meeting (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/02/20/playstation-meeting-2013-the-future-of-gaming-is-here-with-playstation-4/) this past February. The official PlayStation 4 app will be avaliable as a universal app for download on the App Store this November.

Article Link: Official PlayStation 4 App for iOS to Launch Alongside Console in November (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/20/official-playstation-4-app-for-ios-to-launch-alongside-console-in-november/)



Szarky
Sep 20, 2013, 10:18 AM
You better be able to use your iPad for chat convo's. Typing with the controller is painful!

B4U
Sep 20, 2013, 10:30 AM
http://www.jp.playstation.com/info/release/nr_20130909_ps4.html

According to official press release, the PS4 does not launch until 22FEB2014...
And it is Japan which is usually before the rest of the world for Sony...
So if the app is available in November, it will not be alongside with the console...

Tadros86
Sep 20, 2013, 10:37 AM
http://www.jp.playstation.com/info/release/nr_20130909_ps4.html

According to official press release, the PS4 does not launch until 22FEB2014...
And it is Japan which is usually before the rest of the world for Sony...
So if the app is available in November, it will not be alongside with the console...
PS4 comes out November 15th for the USA

NCWildcat
Sep 20, 2013, 10:42 AM
PS4 comes out November 15th for the USA

THIS. I have mine preordered through Amazon to arrive on 11/15. Sony is trying to battle the Xbox's stranglehold on the US market by sending their all their first run of stock here.

Tadros86
Sep 20, 2013, 10:44 AM
THIS. I have mine preordered through Amazon to arrive on 11/15. Sony is trying to battle the Xbox's stranglehold on the US market by sending their all their first run of stock here.

I have both consoles on Preorder. I love my Xbox 360, and I know I'll love Xbox One. My PS3 was good for a few exclusive titles. We'll see who wins this gen!

Elvin77
Sep 20, 2013, 10:45 AM
I am still waiting for the official PSN App which was promised for iOS ages ago. It still have never come out in North America.

citi
Sep 20, 2013, 10:48 AM
http://www.jp.playstation.com/info/release/nr_20130909_ps4.html

According to official press release, the PS4 does not launch until 22FEB2014...
And it is Japan which is usually before the rest of the world for Sony...
So if the app is available in November, it will not be alongside with the console...

It has already been established that the US is getting the PS4 BEFORE Japan. Google it.

jonnysods
Sep 20, 2013, 11:00 AM
Yes! A fast way to type!!

B4U
Sep 20, 2013, 01:09 PM
Dang, that sucks...
That means my buddies will be playing like 3 months before I will until I get my hands on a JDM PS4...:(

Anonymous Freak
Sep 20, 2013, 03:41 PM
http://www.jp.playstation.com/info/release/nr_20130909_ps4.html

According to official press release, the PS4 does not launch until 22FEB2014...
And it is Japan which is usually before the rest of the world for Sony...
So if the app is available in November, it will not be alongside with the console...

As others have said, it launches in the US before Japan.

Hence, Americans will get it B4U.

Nermal
Sep 20, 2013, 03:44 PM
Yup, 15 Nov in the US, 29 Nov internationally, and 22 Feb in Japan. Strange, but true!

B4U
Sep 20, 2013, 05:13 PM
Yup, 15 Nov in the US, 29 Nov internationally, and 22 Feb in Japan. Strange, but true!

Hence, writing an angry email to SCEJ...

RCS31
Sep 21, 2013, 06:22 AM
We all know Murrica is special

dannyp1996
Sep 21, 2013, 02:01 PM
PSN integration is interesting. I wonder if it will be along similar lines to the existing app for Steam?

Frost7
Sep 22, 2013, 01:51 AM
Pretty nice. Hopefully it'll be less error-prone than Xbox Smartglass has been.

Dagless
Sep 23, 2013, 08:24 AM
PSN integration is interesting. I wonder if it will be along similar lines to the existing app for Steam?

There's already a PSN app for iOS. Last time I used it it was just a friends list manager and had links to the PS blogs.

I imagine it will at least work like the Bravia iOS app, which acts like an off-screen TV guide and advanced remote (with cursor and keyboard function). And at the most act as way of viewing friends streams, buying content... possibly with game interaction.

(Could you imagine playing GTAV and having the ingame phone work on your own phone? So you'd receive "fake" calls, texts and emails from the characters. That'd be quite ace)