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

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

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.

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