Originally Posted by MicroByte
I think this feature alone is what remote play for the Vita should have been. As it is, it never came to fruition on the Vita which in turn lost PS3 game sales from me. It's one of the most disappointing aspects for me that the Vita could/should have had.
I'm kind of hoping Sony gets more proactive about enabling remote-play for games, especially with devices like the Nvidia shield which hinge on streaming games from more powerful devices. They probably won't ever enable remote-play on the majority of games on the PS3, but I can see them doing it with the PS4.
There's a few (interweaved) issues with remote-play for the PS3, which got in the way of Vita remote-play functionality.
1. When remote-play was first created, it was made with the PSP in mind. Because the PSP lacked several inputs key to a lot of PS3 games, Sony made remote-play functionality an option for developers, because they'd have to customize the controls to work on the PSP otherwise, and getting some games to utilize remote-play would be unrealistic.
2. Sony made it a part of some legal paperwork that it was entirely up to the developers, so allowing remote-play for all games on a system wide basis became a legal issue. They could do it, but it would make them open to lawsuits.
Sony lacked foresight. Remote-play on the Vita doesn't face the issue of making developers do extra work at all, unlike on the PSP- every input on the PS3 controller corresponds to an input on the Vita, so it's just a matter of enabling it. They could have done so, if they hadn't made it a legal issue, but they did, and ended up screwing themselves over in the end.