FFXIV Will Have Some Functionality on the Vita

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When Sony announced that every game on the PlayStation 4 would support some form of remote play via the PS Vita, it was only a matter of time before we heard something about Final Fantasy XIV. According to Naoki Yoshida, it looks like players won’t be able to access the entirety of Final Fantasy XIV, with any content requiring a party locked off to the home console. Gathering and crafting are expected to work fine, and there is the possibility that minor questing could be accomplished through the handheld. End-game and party content, on the other hand, will remain inaccessible.

On the other hand, if you play FFXIV on the PC you can already access the fully featured version via remote play. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or laptop capable of running a remote desktop app, as well as a decent connection to wifi or (if you love paying bandwidth fees) 3G/4G wireless. Yes it involves leaving your computer on when you leave the house and yes it depends on your modem’s capabilities. On the other hand, it will give you full access to the game.

Now to wait until Sony Online Entertainment talks about Planetside 2, DC Universe Online, and Everquest Next remote play. Goodbye productivity at work.

(Source: Kotaku)

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