Sony has announced that it is to end physical production of PS Vita games, according to Kotaku. The move means physical game cards will eventually stop, but online downloads via the PlayStation Store will continue. Sony also recently announced that PS Vita game would no longer be offered as part of PlayStation Plus from March 2019.
Stardew Valley is finally being released on the PS Vita, after a long time in development. The PS4 version of the game has been available since December 2016, and will soon be available on the PS Vita. The game will release on 22nd May 2018, and will be cross-buy, so if you have the PS4 version, you can download the Vita version for free.
The PS Vita and PlayStation TV have received a minor firmware update, brining the system software to version v3.68. This minor update is mandatory if you want to access the PlayStation Network, but it doesn’t do much except for improve system performance.
A new firmware update for the PS Vita has been released, updating the system software to v3.67. The console is effectively not being supported by Sony anymore, given that the last major firmware update was over two years go. This minor update is mandatory if you wish to access the PlayStation Network.
The first PlayStation Vita firmware update of the year has been released, updating the system software to version v3.65. As with the last few updates, this firmware update is a stability fix and is required to access the PlayStation Network. The changelog can be found below.
Sony has released a new security update to the PlayStation Vita today, updating the system to Firmware v3.63. The update is a minor one, improving the “quality of the system performance”. The official changelog has been included below for completeness.
Sony continues to keep the PS Vita alive and kicking, at least in Japan. Today, Sony announced two new colours in the PS Vita range, that will be available from 1st December 2016. The two new colours are Silver and Metallic Red, and will retain for ¥18,980 in Japan (approx. £140). The trailer and photos of the two new colours can be found below.
Sony has released another minor firmware update for the PS Vita and PlayStation TV, months after Firmware v3.60 was released. It’s another minor firmware update that improves system stability.
Drinkbox has announced a collection of games for the PS Vita, and will be launching in North America and Europe this week. The Drinkbox Vita Collection launches on 13th July 2016, and features three games, including Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack and Guacamelee!. Pricing for the collection hasn’t been revealed yet.
The Twitch App is finally available to download for the PlayStation Vita in the UK and Europe, allowing people to watch live streams and recorded content on the handheld console. The app is compatible with both the PS Vita and PlayStation TV, and is 16.7 MB in size. Naturally, gamers won’t be able to stream their gameplay from the PS Vita to twitch using the app, as the PS Vita doesn’t support live streaming like the PS4.