A new free-to-play title, Run Sackboy! Run!, is coming to the PS Vita this week, featuring everyone’s favourite stuffed character. The platform-survival game has you control Sackboy to race away from the Negativitron across familiar worlds from LittleBigPlanet.
PlayStation TV Gets Price Cut in the UK
The PlayStation TV has received a massive price cut in the UK within only four months of launch. The device, which can play PS Vita and PSOne games, is now available for a RRP of £44.99 (down from £84.99).
Free to Play Title Destiny of Spirits Shutting Down June 30th 2015
Sony has confirmed that free-to-play title Destiny of Spirits on the PS Vita will be closing down its servers on June 30th 2015. For those that have invested money in the game, their Orbs will expire when the service closes.
PlayStation Vita System Software Ver. 3.50
A new major firmware update for the PS Vita has been released, updating the system software to v3.50. The new update adds new accessibility options, and improved Remote Play functionality with the PS4, but it also removes the Maps application, and related functionality from the near application. The complete changelog is included below.
PS Vita Firmware v3.50 Available Tomorrow
Alongside PS4 Firmware v2.50, the PS Vita will also be getting an update. PS Vita Firmware v3.50 will add new accessibility options, including enlarged text, increased contrast and more. This update also enables PS Vita to support 60fps streaming for Remote Play.
PlayStation Mobile Shutting Down in July 2015
Despite being popular with developers and regular new content, Sony is shutting down PlayStation Mobile this July. Support for PlayStation Mobile has already been dropped on Android devices and soon it will be dropped for the PS Vita too.
PS Vita Birthday Discounts on the PlayStation Store
On February 22nd 2015, the PS Vita celebrates it’s third birthday in Europe. And to celebrate, Sony has some great discounts on the PlayStation Store, giving you up to 50% off titles. PlayStation Plus subscribers can also save an additional 10% off selected games too.
Sony Discontinuing Map and YouTube Apps on PS Vita
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.
PlayStation Vita System Software Ver. 3.36
Sony has released a new firmware update for the PS Vita, updating the system software to version v3.36. The minor update fixes an exploit in the system that allows the execution of custom code using PSP saved game data. The PSP emulator on the PS Vita has also been updated in this update, fixing issues with PSP game emulation.
EU PS Vita Store Update for November 26th 2014
New content is available in Europe this week, with six new PS Vita games, including Arcana Heart 3, Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, and Pocket RPG. You can also find lots of new add-on content as well as five new PlayStation Mobile titles.