Emil Morel, the senior game designer on Rayman Legends, has just offered a few insightful answers in an interview published on the <a href="http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/02/12/rayman-legends-ps4-questions-answered/>PlayStation Blog</a> ahead of the game's imminent release on PlayStation 4.
When asked whether players would be able to use the touch screen on the PS Vita to get the most out of the game, Morel said: "In the PlayStation 4 version of Rayman Legends, you can use your PS Vita in Remote Play mode, which means that you can play the entire game on your PS Vita, without the need to use the TV."
Morel went on: "However, you cannot control Murfy in touch mode on the PS Vita, because even in Remote Play mode you will continue to play the same version of the game when you use the PS4 joystick. The Murfy levels on PS4 have been designed to be played with a classic character, such as Rayman or Globox, for example. So, in using your PS Vita in Remote Play mode, you will find the originality and specificity of this PS4 version."
With regards to new features, the senior game designer had this to say: "There are many differences and new features in this PS4 version. In this version, thanks to the power of the PS4, the textures of the game are more compressed, so you can see that the game's graphics are clearer and more detailed than before. You will also see that there is no loading time when you enter or exit a level, which makes the navigation even faster and more enjoyable."
We have also integrated a new Camera Mode on PS4. By pressing the touchpad of the PS4 joystick, you pause the game and enter this mode, and by moving your fingers on the touchpad, you zoom in and out on the image and drag the image frame; and finally, by pressing the Share button, you can take a photo and share it with everyone. This Camera Mode is a great way to observe in detail all the characters and settings of the game, and a great way of expression to create wacky images with the elements found in the game."
On PS4, you can also use the touchpad to scrape the famous Lucky Tickets, then you will really feel like you're scraping lottery tickets (with the sound of scraping straight from the PS4 joystick)!"
Morel also confirmed that players who already own the PlayStation 3 version of the game won't be able to take advantage of an upgrade program, stating that it "will not be available for Rayman Legends."
Rayman Legends is heading to PlayStation 4 (and Xbox One) on February 21.