Sony has announced a new product called PlayLink. This is a mobile gaming service designed to pair the PlayStation 4 (PS4) with a range of Android smartphones and tablets. According to the company, who unveiled the product at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), PlayLink is meant to ennoble home entertainment systems without additional investments. Thus, the company aims to provide consumers with more games and ways of playing them by adding mobile devices to the firm’s established gaming formula.
PlayLink will function through a dedicated mobile app, which will allow you to connect your smartphone to the PS4 and TV. Then you can use it as a controller to play a number of games specifically designed for it. Gamers will be able to control PS4 games with cameras and touchscreens, with the company planning to offer them a wide variety of experiences that should cater for a massive audience.
The first game scheduled for release on the PlayLink platform is titled That’s You!, and it is a party quiz game for up to six players. The game was designed to help friends test their knowledge of one another and even get to know each other better. The game will launch on July 4, and it will be free for all subscribers of the PlayStation Plus service, which costs $9.99/month, or less if you opt for an annual fee.
However, that’s not the only game for the platform. There’s also Hidden Agenda, an adventure game that also supports up to six players and puts them in the middle of a dramatic thriller. In this game, the players have to explore their surroundings, uncover clues and make difficult decisions. Al PlayLink games will be part of the PlayStation Plus program, but there is no word yet on whether the games will be available on any other service. The PlayLink app will soon be available on the Google Play Store, and it will likely support the vast majority of current smartphones and tablets.