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PlayStation App will be Free, Supports Remote Downloads

Those of you who had kept a check on the Tokyo Game Show this year must have known a little more about the PlayStation App before now, if not head here to read the announcement. For others, Shuhei Yoshida has taken time out to detail features of what could be a game changing mobile app.

Talking to PlayStation Blog Europe, SCE Worldwide Studios president Yoshida explained how the app was all set for Android and iOS. Though there was no word on a Windows Phone version but hey that’s expected isn’t it?

Nevertheless it was confirmed that the game will be a free download, “It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices,” said Yoshida.

What’s more exciting about the game is the feature initially unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show i.e. remote downloads. This means you will be able to trigger downloads on your PlayStation 4 from your office, school or college wherever you are and when you reach home you game will be ready to play on your console.

Users will be allowed to send messages and voice messages to their friends across the smartphone to the console as well as invitations to multiplayer games – this will of course be done through the PlayStation Profile.

Some select games will allow second screen gaming using the app too just for an example, you’ll be able to enjoy the feature on Knack and Watch Dogs among others.

“There are many big publishers creating their own apps for their games, like Watch_Dogs or Battlefield, and that’s great,” he said.

“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.”

Of course all this is apart from the typical mobile app features like checking stats, watching videos and Facebook activity feeds etc.

The PlayStation App will be released alongside PlayStation 4, are you in for a change?