Vita update 1.80 adds Cross-Controller feature, PS Plus coming later this year

Tuesday, 14th August 2012 19:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Vita update 1.80 will add new features to PlayStation Vita on August 28, and it will allow users to play PSone titles on the handheld.

The update also includes the ability to control the home screen and some features in applications, such as Video, Music, or Settings, using the buttons on PS Vita.

A variable speed playback, fast-rewind and fast-forward, and repeat play will be supported in the Video application; and music playlists can be imported from PS3 or iTunes under Music application.

The Cross-Controller icon will also 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. Games which will enable this feature include Street Fighter x Tekken on October 23, PlayStation All-Stars, and the new Sly Cooper and Ratchet and Clank games.

The Cross-Save feature between PS Vita and PS3 will also enable users to continue playing on the go with Vita, right from where they left off on their PS3.

PlayStation Plus, which is currently available for PS3 users, will be made available to PS Vita users this year.



  1. Razor

    yay buttons!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Sony did good, but that’s not enough.

    I think the biggest game for the Vita was a new Media Molecule stuff so i will probably hold my Portstation Vita.

    But third party titles are not there…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    I think the 3rd party ship has sailed on Sony Vita tbh. I think Sony needs to move a few more units to interest them in returning.

    But yeah the MM stuff sounds very good to me.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    MM is not just good OG, it’s fantastic and innovative as hell with great visuals that use Vita’s power to a good use.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KrazyKraut

    @2 the only thing i read when you say something about the PSV is: Portstation.

    Open your eyes: Uncharted: GA, Gravity Daze, Resistance, Lumines, CoD, AC3L,Ragnarok Odyssey, Unit 13, Touch My Katamari,Zero Escape,
    Sumioni and all other “ported” (and they are very good ported with new features) and much more. So stfu. 3DS got a lot of ported games and it became a success.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SlayerGT

    I wish they could get ps2 classic games running on the vita..would be sweet.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. loveaya

    More features, less games.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    Sweet, have a couple of PSOne titles I got cheap on PSN in anticipation of this.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    Oooo …

    “And best of all, it won’t cost you anything extra to get PlayStation Plus on PS Vita if you’re already an existing member.”


    #9 2 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    Sony seriously lacking third party support for the Vita. some games are hit, some of them are miss but that’s not enough.

    I’m interested to see what they are cooking at the TGS. Must be something Japanese that should be great. I think.

    PS3 on the other hand is on Fire.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    I’m thinking Monster Hunter has to be announced at TGS. Though realistically they need it for the holidays.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. aseddon130

    I think peoples’ worry of ‘lack of big 3rd party support’ is a little bit overblown, no matter what you’re gonna get the standard ‘Call Of Duty’ and ‘Fifa’ and so on, but as someone from Sony said a few weeks ago, this will give lesser known developers a chance to shine on a system that isn’t being drowned out by these big developers, take for instance that Sound Shapes game that’s out soon, i’m definately into buying that game due to the fact that i would like a new game and it has been getting excellent reviews, otherwise i probably wouldn’t have picked it up. it certainly looks interesting.

    At launch i did buy quite a few games and got bored by them, but then went back to a few that i overlooked and now i’m hooked on. Noticeably Mutants From Space: When Blobs Attack (i think that’s what it’s called) … what a charming little platformer, worth £5.49 of anybody’s money. A really great game that if released on XBLA or PSN (i know the first one was released on PSN at some point) then it would be lost and ignored forever.

    On Topic: Looking forward to PS1 titles being playable on the Vita and nice to see the update coming really soon, still wanting to get Remote Play on the Vita, that is all i ask. I would play some PS3 games a little bit more if i’m able to play in the front room while the Mrs watches her X Factor shit that starts this weekend, GRRR!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dragon246

    You can only complain cant you? They have great games coming the system and are being wise using cross-buy as a lure for ps3 gamers to buy vita.
    Gamers on ps3 can essentially get 5-6 games free with their vita if they buy them on ps3 which is awesome.
    “I think the 3rd party ship has sailed on Sony Vita tbh”
    They have shifted away from handhelds in general. Nothing new there. If they can do it right on handhelds like MK, SFxT, Rayman, then fine, otherwise move on. I dont want dumbed down ports for vita like lego batman.
    Meanwhile, indie games like escape plan, blobs, puddle and sound shapes rock on vita.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    I’m really happy with the combination of indie, smaller titles and first party on Vita. Is it enough to make the machine successful long term? Possibly not. There is more than enough great looking stuff for me though. It’s not got enough to be a primary machine, but supplementing a standard console – particularly a PS3 – its really strong.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. aseddon130

    @14 i definately agree but what handheld system has ever tried to replace a standard console? none of them. I suppose an arguement could be made for the DS but for for gamers you’re never just gonna have a handheld console and nothing else, and that goes for the Vita and 3DS.

    #15 2 years ago

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