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Skyrim on PS Vita tests Remote Play patience

It looks like PlayStation Mobile is turning out to be a very interesting piece of software indeed. Primarily thought to be a platform for just playing mobile-type games on the Vita and other devices, some clever users have managed to use the SDK to get full working games from other platforms running on the Vita.

Last week we told you how another user had used the exact same method to get the likes of Final Fantasy X, Metal Gear Solid, Super Mario Bros 3 and Valve classic Left 4 Dead running on the system. Now though, we have another game to show off and it is something you are all going to be impressed with.

YouTube user EyePatchCars has managed to get Skyrim running on the PS Vita, although the quality of the port is far from perfect. FPS is only running at between 25-35 FPS and as you can see from the video below, a proper control scheme still needs to be implemented.

You may remember that the last series of videos even showed off working motion controls from the ported games, but this version of Skyrim here doesn’t appear to be at that stage at the moment. Still though, it is another glaring reminder of Sony’s lack of effort in bringing this to the Vita as an official feature – as advertised prior to launch.

Think about how many Vita systems Sony would sell, if you could pick up any PS3 game knowing that it is also going to be fully compatibile with Remote Play on the Vita. Playing Skyrim on the Vita in its fullest quality remains a dream for the time being, but hopefully with videos like this – help is soon going to be available in an unofficial capacity.

Are you going to be angry if Sony block this feature from the PlayStation Mobile software once it releases properly? For us, Remote Play is an essential feature that really needs to arrive before owners lose faith. It is easy money for Sony isn’t it guys? Let us know your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Shawn DeBono

Well this isn’t remote play though.

It’s using VitaRemoteClient. The Skyrim he is playing is the PC version.

John Smith
John Smith

I got DayZ working on the PSVita aswell… Video on youtube.. Even though it is one of the most popular games  atm my video gains no attention ;p

Playstation Vita Remote Play DayZ Mod: ArmA II


If the Vita doesn’t has remote-play until the WiiU get’s released….. Sony really fucked that up!
And I don’t want to wait for game devs to update their games so that they work with remote-play!, that will NEVER happen!


IIt was the main reason I got the vita. Sony surly must be working on this, it would be shocking if it doesn’t come soon. I want to play all ps3 and hopefully ps2 games on my vita , it just Isnt getting used as much as It should be.


I think, considering Sony just bough Gaikai, they will be looking ahead to cloud gaming in general…whether they will allow you to buy_it_once-play_on_all….who knows, its seems like the kind of thing management would shy away from when really it would mean a massive HW profit, not to mention increased spend on game add ons

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