Remote control

DUST 514: Neocom is not a PlayStation Vita version of CCP Games’ upcoming free-to-play shooter – but it is an interesting idea nonetheless. The application will allow you to interact with various elements of the PS3 game, including load-outs, messages and more. While the download won’t necessarily feature any gameplay, it will boast an interactive map of the universe that the developer hopes to “build upon” in the coming months.

"700 solar systems and you can drill down and look at the individual planets," creative director Atli Mars Sveinsson told the PlayStation Blog. "Over time we'd like you to be able to tinker with those planets and manage their surface infrastructure."

You’ll be able to do exactly the same things in the PS3 game, but Neocom will allow you to do it while you’re away from home. It’s not worth getting overly excited about, but if you’re planning on playing lots of DUST 514, we suspect you’re going to want this application on your Vita.

No release date has been announced, but we'd be surprised if it didn't launch alongside the main game later this year.