Sony's president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed an interesting bit of functionality for PS4.
Speaking on Twitter, the exec revealed that consumers who buy a PS4 title using the corresponding smartphone app can remotely prompt their PS4 consoles to turn on and download the game.
The machine will turn itself off once it’s done.
@SyriasSerj When you buy a PS4 game on smartphone, it will wake your PS4 up to start downloading the game. PS4 goes back to sleep after that— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) August 27, 2013
Yoshida recently revealed – again via Twitter – that party chat will work cross-platform between PS4 and PlayStation Vita.