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Sony's Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact will be the first smartphones with PS4 Remote Play

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Available from November on all three Xperia Z3 devices

The Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact are joining the PS Vita in being able to stream and play PlayStation 4 games away from the console. Starting in November, the three members of the new Z3 family will allow you to play your PS4 games directly on their screens so long as they are on the same Wi-Fi network as the big games machine. This is a major step on the way to Sony finally making good on its perpetual promise of PlayStation gaming on mobile devices. The Japanese company even says that PS4 Remote Play will be "theoretically" possible over a web connection, but is hedging its bets by recommending that you have both the console and remote device hooked up to the same Wi-Fi network and plugged into a fast internet connection.

"No intent to bring it to anything other than Xperia devices."

To make the transition to a smaller screen easier, Sony also recommends using the official DualShock controller, for which it is introducing a new GCM10 Game Control Mount, which is essentially a bit of scaffolding designed to hold up your smartphone or tablet while gaming.

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The trio of Z3 devices are launching later this autumn and the Remote Play compatibility will be introduced in November, but don't look for Sony to expand availability of this feature too rapidly. The company says it has "no intent to bring it to anything other than Xperia devices."

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