PS Vita is to receive its firmware 2.0 update this week, adding new web browser capabilities and PS Plus support to Sony’s handheld. It starts rolling out in the US from tomorrow and other territories throughout the week. Get the details below.
Over on Twitter, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida announced that the firmware update is rolling out from tomorrow. It lands Tuesday 20th in the States, and from 21st across Europe and other territories.
Among the changes is the addition of PS Plus membership on Sony’s device at no extra charge. It will give subscribers four free games per month via its Instant Game Collection. The first batch includes Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Chronovolt and Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack.
Eurogamer reports that the Instant Game Collection works across PS Vita and PS3, meaning you will always have 14 free titles per month, with five new titles added monthly equating to 65 titles a year. Not bad indeed.
The PS Vita’s web browser app is, “Little talked about but is a big change,” according to Yoshida, with increased browsing speed and the ability to multi-task, meaning you can exit a game, browse the web and then dive back in where you left off.
Finally, PS Plus users can enjoy 2GB of game save space via the cloud – that’s 1GB each for PS3 and PS Vita – and that you can set the console to start up and install new updates automatically, meaning the dreaded ‘start up console, download a whopping great update’ woes of old will no longer be an issue.
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