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Continued: Short Circuits: 'Oblivion' on video, bad PS Vita news, car gear hub

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Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that, unless developers work specific functionality into their games, the PlayStation Vita handheld will not be able to serve as a controller for the PlayStation 4.

Yoshida made the confirmation via Twitter (@yosp) in response to a question over whether the Vita could act as a second controller (in addition to the controller that comes packaged with it) for Sony’s next-gen console: “In a normal sense, no. Unless a game is specifically programmed to allow such use of PS Vita.”

While this might come as disappointing news for Vita owners who were planning on picking up a PS4, it’s nice to have a clear and final answer. Plus, Yoshida’s tweet might have just sparked the imagination of a few game developers.

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