Sony is set to release a new accessory for PS4 in Japan June 2018, a new mount that connects the Xperia smartphone to a DualShock 4 controller, enable a way to remote play.
New XMount Accessory for PS4 Remote Play on Smartphones
Sony is about to release their XMount accessory in Japan in June, could this be a way for Sony to regain it’s remote play? With the PS Vita dwindling, it could be a way for Sony to gain more traction with remote play. Sony did have a previous version GCM10 Game Control Mount but it had one design flaw, the suction mechanism which wasn’t the best way to secure a device.
The new XMount sports what looks to be a sturdy sliding bracket system which is similar to other third party brand accessories. Another benefit of the new model is it doesn’t block the lightbar which was a problem with the previous model.
The design comes from MSY, a company that has worked with the likes of Thrustmaster and Razer. The XMount will be available in Japan in June, but the international release is yet to be announced.
Models that are compatible with the accessory are:
- Xperia XZ1
- Xperia XZ1 Compact
- Xperia XZ Premium
- Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia X Performance
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
As this is a Sony product it makes sense that they want to promote their own products hence the compatibility with the Xperia models. Whether they will be inclusive of brands in future is unknown.
What do you think of the new XMount? Do you enjoy remote play or prefer the traditional TV setup? Let us know in the comments below.
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