Slowly but surely, the Vita begins to become more and more relevant. At the very least, it’s becoming a device PS3 owners might want. Sony’s been hinting at a Remote Play update for the handheld and has come through today. The PS3 games God of War Collection and Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection are now both Vita compatible.
Here’s what that means. If you have the God of War Collection or Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, patch the games on your PS3 by connecting to the internet before loading them up, leave the disc for one or the other in, have your PS3 and Vita both on/signed in/connected to the internet, then you can stream the game on your PS3 to your Vita. It sounds complicated, and it is, but I guess it works for some people. It basically means you can play the HD remasters of God of War, God of War II, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on a smaller screen. No touch screen controls are available, unless you cound the L2 and R2 buttons being assigned to the rear touchpad since the handheld only has L1 and R1 buttons.
Personally, I still don’t really recommend Remote Play unless you’re going to either be in your home or at a place with remarkably fantastic and stable WiFi. It’s just too easy for the game to get borked and suddenly look horrible. There are times when games can look good when played over Remote Play, but it has to be a very specific game otherwise it will look horrible even when played in an optimal setting.
Read [PlayStation Blog]