Radical technology No. 7: Cross-platform gaming and multi-device gaming
Users have embraced a multi-device lifestyle. But more developments are coming. For example, Sony recently demoed cross-controller gaming at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany. Owners of the Playstation 3 can use a Vita as a second controller for new games. In the demo, the game is viewed on a big screen television, but the player using the Vita as a controller is able to see additional game elements on the smaller screen on the Vita. The player is also able to use the Vita's touch-screen to play, instead of using standard game controller button actions.
Sony also announced cross-platform gaming that will allow users to play the same titles on either their PS3 or their Vita, using cloud saves. There's also talk that Sony will additionally include tablets and smartphones in the cross-platform gaming family.