Announced at Gamescom yesterday Sony will be bringing forth a new firmware update on August 28th to North America…Now before you roll your eyes in anticipation of the ever-long wait to play your latest and greatest games, this PlayStation Vita only firmware will bringing forth a slew of updates.
Firstly firmware 1.80 will finally bring along the ability to play PSone games on your PlayStation Vita, so it will not be long until you can play the original Metal Gear Solid on your Vita (I’m excited).
No word yet on when the firmware will be released to other regions, but knowing updates it won’t be to long of a wait for the Sony handheld.
Below is the official breakdown of all the additions coming with firmware 1.80.
- Control the home screen and some features in applications, such as Video, Music, or Settings, using the buttons on PS Vita.
- Variable speed playback, fast-rewind and fast-forward, and repeat play will be supported in the Video application.
- Music playlists which are imported from PlayStation 3 (PS3) or iTunes 1 under Music application will be supported.
- “Cross-Controller” icon will be added to the LiveArea under the Remote Play application to enable users to play PS3 format software by using their PS Vita as a controller. (Depends on title, both PS3 and PS Vita software titles will be required.)
What games will you play from the library of PSone classics? Let us know below.
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