Thanks to the New Xbox One Experience update, Xbox One users not only get a Windows 10-esque user interface, but they also get Xbox 360 backwards compatibility along with Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming. Given all of these fresh goodies that Microsoft is providing to gamers, it’s understandable that some PlayStation 4 fans might feel a bit neglected by Sony.
However, it appears that at least one developer is looking to give PlayStation 4 gamers some functionality that Sony has yet to provide: PlayStation 4 to PC game streaming. Developer Twister has announced its plans to release its Remote Play app, which is by no means sanctioned by Sony.
Remote Play started off as an Android app that built on the PlayStation Vita’s capabilities to remotely play PlayStation 4 games. However, Twisted has extended the capabilities to PC users with a native Windows app. That means that you’ll be able to boot up your favorite PlayStation 4 first-person shooter and blast away with a mouse and keyboard — the way it should be played in the first place.
Adding this functionality took at lot of time, and thus Twisted won’t be providing Remote Play for free. However, the price of entry is by no means expensive, coming in at just $10.
“I’d like to work on this project full time, adding features, getting it stable and porting it to other platforms which I know a lot of you want,” explained the developer. “The only way to support this is to charge for the app, all my previous projects have been free and I don’t want to have to but sadly its the only way to support my living costs.”
While that’s all well and good, we have the feeling that Sony won’t take too kindly to someone reworking its software for profit in order to provide an “enhanced” experience for PlayStation 4 gamers. But then again, if this developer can provide such functionality with seemingly decent performance, we’re wondering why Sony hasn’t coughed up its own solution by now.
With that being said, Twisted plans to release the initial version of Remote Play on Wednesday.