Sony PlayStation App release dates officially announced

The new PlayStation App for iOS and Android will be available for free download from the App Store and Google Play starting Nov. 13 in North America, Sony has announced. The app will be released Nov. 22 in Europe and Nov. 25 in Africa. Those dates precede the release dates of the PlayStation 4 by just a few days.

The PlayStation App lets users access their profile screen. You can communicate with other people running the app as well as with PS4, PS3 and PS Vita users. You can see your PS friends list, send and receive messages, send and respond to multiplayer game invites, compare trophy cases, and other social networking functions. It issues push alerts for these functions on an ongoing basis so you're always connected.

Going deeper, the PlayStation app lets you remotely purchase and download a game to your PS or Vita from anywhere in the world. It can be used as a second screen while playing a game on your console, as a console controller, or as a keyboard. These features are available for any games that are developed with the features in mind, in any combination.

Sony first introduced the app last month at the Tokyo Game Show. There SCE Worldwide Studio's Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated the app being used as an augmented reality program; the audience was treated to the sight of Yoshida playing with a small army of little white robot astronauts. The app obviously has a lot of potential.

SOURCE: Android Authority