The Playstation Vita is going to feature Remote Play, just like its predecessor, the Playstation Portable, did. Remote Play is how the handhelds connect to the Playstation 3, thus the Playstation 3 is streamed through the portable handheld. This includes the streaming of selected Playstation 3 games (sounds familiar). For the Playstation Vita, it will be compatible with all Playstation 3 games through a future firmware update, according to Eurogamer.
The games will be at 480×272 resolution, that of the Playstation Portable. Of course, the games will be upscaled to fit the 5 in. OLED screen. Future Playstation 3 releases, however, will support a 480p mode specifically for the Vita, which would have to be added by the developers themselves. The Vita is capable of displaying a resolution of 960×544.
This is a great solution for those who share the television that the Playstation 3 is hooked up. If one has a show or a movie which is going to be on, the other can simply switch to their Vita, provided they actually have one. Watch the video below, from this year’s Tokyo Game Show, to see the Vita handling Killzone 3 via Remote Play.