News – Vita as a PS3 controller is very possible, says Sony

August 2, 2011 by  
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You’ll apparently be able to use PlayStation Vita as a PS3 controller, in which brings to mind the Wii U and its new controller.

Sony Europe R&D manager Phil Rogers at the Develop Conference 2011 was forthcoming about the potential:

“PS3 can send data down to Vita and Vita can display it. You could use the unique features [of Vita] – gyroscope, touch front and back – as a control device for a PS3 game.”

“You can run software on both devices and use the network to sync the game states. And that’s pretty good, because you then have the processing power of PS3 doing that work, Vita [doing] fancy graphics – however you want to do it. You’re not sacrificing the PS3’s CPU to be able to have a rich experience on Vita,” he said.

There’s certainly room for potential for such a feature, although it’s the developers that have to make it relevant.

Source: Eurogamer