Sony have announced that with immediate effect the YouTube and Map applications on the PS Vita have been discontinued. In addition, some features of the Near app will also be removed. The YouTube app has already been removed from the PlayStation and support for the app will cease on April 20th 2015.
The Unfinished Swan is finally making its way to the PS4 and PS Vita next week, after being released on the PS3 two years earlier. The game will be available in North America on Tuesday, 28th October, priced at $14.99. Europe will get the game on the following day, priced at €12.99/£9.99.
The PS4 will be getting a firmware update to v2.00 this Autumn, and along side it, the PS Vita and PlayStation TV will also be getting a firmware update. PS Vita Firmware v3.35 will add four-player Remote Play support for the PS TV, and both devices will get a new “Live from PlayStation” app, which will allow users to watch live gameplay streams from PS4 systems.
With the launch of the PlayStation TV in North America today, you’ll be happy to know that PlayStation Now is also available on both the PS Vita and PS TV today. The open beta is available in North America only, and allows you to stream PS3 games to both the Vita and PlayStation TV, in addition to the PS4 and PS3.
A new patch for Killzone: Mercenary is now available to download, updating the game to v1.11. The update is free to download across all regions, and brings full support for the PlayStation TV. The update means the game can now be played on a large TV using a DualShock 3/4 controller and the PlayStation TV.
4JStudios has revealed that the PS Vita version of Minecraft has passed it’s final phase of testing at Sony and will be releasing in Europe next Wednesday, October 15th 2014. The US version of the game, however, is still undergoing checks and doesn’t have a release date yet.
Following the release of the PlayStation TV FAQs for North America, it has emerged that PlayStation Now will be coming to the PS Vita and PlayStation TV next week. The FAQs reveal that both devices will get access to the PlayStation Now beta on October 14th – the same day as PlayStation TV launches in the US.
Sony has announced that the Firmware v3.30 for the PS Vita will be available to download today. The new firmware update adds the ability for gamers to personalise the PS Vita’s Start and Home screens, system application icons and the system’s background music through custom Themes. The update also brings improvements to the Trophies and Calendar apps.
Sony has announced a new PS Vita Meta Pack bundle for the PS Vita, this time focusing on Adventure games. The Adventure Mega Pack contains five top games, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway and Gravity Rush. As with previous Mega Packs, this one comes with a 8 GB memory card and a PSN voucher to download all five games. A complete bundle is also available, which includes all the games, a memory card and a PS Vita console.