Amidst all of the fanfare last night for the PlayStation 4 launch, Sony confirmed that a new application called “PlayStation App” will be heading to Android and iOS devices later this year. The main purpose for the app will be to allow smartphones and tablets to act as a second screen for the PS4. In many respects this sounds very similar to the Xbox Smartglass app.
Whilst it will not enable remote play (that is being reserved for the PS Vita) you will be able to use it for specific functions such as having a game map on a second screen. Other features include being able to purchase games remotely as well as watching other gamers playing on their devices. At this stage, we don’t know whether this app will end up replacing or work side-by-side the PlayStation Mobile app. Expect the PlayStation App to launch in time with the PS4 at the end of 2013.