Yes, you read that correctly!

Good old Shuhei Yoshida. We all know he’s very vocal on twitter, and he’s recently confirmed that while you need WiFi/internet to connect your Vita to PS4 to play remotely, it’s only needed for the setup process. Playstation Lifestyle┬áhas reported a response to a gamer asking whether remote play would work should your internet fail:

“Once you had registered them, yes. And even if the router is down, too.”

He also stated you can use whatever setup is best for your connection, as well as being able to choose whether to connect to the PS4 directly or via WiFi. I guess that will bring a sense of relief to people who have connection drops!

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  • ExcaliburEdge

    I’m pretty sure the ps3 works this way too. In fact, I’m thinking that’s the reason why Sony recommends connecting Ethernet to ps4 for networking. That would free up bandwidth for online content while using remote play.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      You’re absolutely correct. Vita/PSP and PS3 connect to each other through an ad-hoc point-to-point connection like the one described above.

      • Two Bits

        So if it is not using wifi, it is using bluetooth?

        • Kyle Wakeling

          Actually, saying it doesn’t use wifi is sort of a misnomer; it doesn’t use infrastructure wifi (ie; require an internet connection, or a router), it uses ad-hoc wifi broadcasted directly from the PS3/PS4 to connect.

          • ExcaliburEdge

            In other words, it’s a direct connection between vita and ps4 instead of going through the router.

  • Lester Paredes

    Cool.

  • Abood Payne

    Cool