PlayStation 4 Announced; Includes Ability to Use Android Tablets as Second Controller

February 20, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Just a few minutes ago, Sony introduced us to the PlayStation 4. Sony is still showing off the capabilities of the PlayStation 4, along with some games. So far the games look great and the hardware is pretty exciting. In fact, the PlayStation 4 has as much as 8GB of Memory. But more importantly for Android fans such as ourselves, there is a new feature where you can use your Android tablet as a game controller. This feature was specifically unveiled with the game ‘DriveClub’ which is a first-person team-based racing game exclusive to the new PlayStation 4.

PlayStation Europe also confirmed on Twitter that they are working on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita apps for tablets. Which is pretty cool. But I don’t know how good it would work for the PlayStation Vita, unless you wanted to play PS Vita games on a touch screen. You’ll be able to connect to your friends console with your tablet. So far we don’t know what kind of features you’ll be getting on the go. But we’ll be sure to check it out and find out. It’s looking pretty awesome.


Some of the other features with the PlayStation 4 include being able to play games while they download, streaming games, and a revamped user interface. Sony also said that the PlayStation 4 won’t be playing Playstation 3 games natively. Which is a bummer for some people. But this way Sony can still make money with selling games. Some of the first PlayStation 4 games include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Deep Down, Infamous: Second Son, and a few others.

The Sony event is still going on. We don’t expect Sony to attempt another PlayStation phone, but if they do we’ll be sure to let everyone know. Is anyone interested in picking up the PlayStation 4 when it becomes available? If so, let us know in the comments below. If not, also let us know in the comments below. We love to hear your opinion.