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Hori is trying to make PlayStation Vita Remote Play better with this accessory

Attachment would turn touchpad controls into triggers

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Controller and accessory maker Hori is releasing a new product this summer that aims to make Remote Play on PlayStation Vita a little better. Hori's Remote Play Assist Attachment effectively adds four buttons to the Vita so players don't have to tap the handheld's rear touchpad.

When playing PlayStation 4 games on a Vita through Remote Play, the rear touchpad serves as a replacement for the L2 and R2 triggers, as well as the L3 and R3 analog stick buttons. Hori's control scheme uses the quartet of physical buttons to tap the touchpad, which should, in theory, provide more reliable controls.

Hori's accessory is designed to work with the revised Vita (PCH-2000) model, which was released in 2013.

Some developers have implemented Remote Play-specific controls for their games, like the PS4 versions of Destiny and Fallout 4, to accommodate the differences between the DualShock 4 and Vita.

Hori's attempt at improving Vita Remote Play controls will be out this July in Japan. It's priced at 2,980 yen (about $27).

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