Back in February we first heard about Sony's plans for a companion app for iOS to their new PlayStation 4 console. Part of the functionality will be a mobile store – sort of like the one Steam already offers – where you will be able to purchase new PS4 titles on the go. Now it seems that it goes a little further than that. Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida (via BGR):
"When you buy a PS4 game on smartphone, it will wake your PS4 up to start downloading the game. PS4 goes back to sleep after that"
The statement was made on Twitter in response to a question about how the new system will work. If this is how it's going to pan out though, that's a pretty fantastic feature to have. It's also a great sign of the times we live in, and just how much our smartphones are becoming more and more the go-to tool for almost anything.
I'm all for replacing disks with digital downloads, and I'm pretty sure I'll be putting this to work if/when I end up getting a PS4. How about you?