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 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.
Alongside the release of PS4 Firmware v1.70, Sony has also released a new firmware update for the PS Vita. The new firmware updates the PS Vita System Software to version v3.15 and enhances the PS4 Remote Platy functionality.
Fergal Gara, Sony’s UK Managing Director, revealed to IGN that sales of the Vita dramatically increased by 163% after the PS4 launched in the UK. Although exact figures weren’t presented, the large increase in sales for the handheld is good news for Sony, especially since it has struggled to get a decent market share since launch.
Sony has confirmed that Remote Play between the PS4 and PS Vita will work only over Wi-Fi networks, but YouTube user The Phawx has discovered that Remote Play can work over a LTE / 4G network using a mobile phone that allows tethering. You can create a Wi-Fi hotspot on your mobile phone (like the Google Nexus 5 Android device shown in the video) and connect the PS Vita to it.
Overnight, Sony released a major firmware update for the PS Vita, updating the system software to version v3.00. The firmware update adds and improves a number of features, including the PS4 Link application which can be used for Remote Play and Second Screen gaming. The Group Messaging and Trophies app have also been updated to make them compatible with the PS4.
Sony Worldwide Studios’ president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that the next PS Vita firmware update with add a new application to the portable console, allowing owners to link their portable console to their PS4. The application will be similar to the PlayStation Application already announced for iOS and Android.
In an interview with MCV, Sony revealed that PS Vita sales in the UK have increased 100% over the summer, partly attributed to the Vita Mega Packs, where 10 Vita games are sold for £35. The increase in sales could help turn around the PS Vita’s bad sales record is the trend continues. The interview also reveals that the console will have over 900 titles by the end of 2013.
Sony have revealed a new console at it’s pre-TGS press conference this morning, allowing gamers to play PS Vita and PSP titles on a TV, using a DualShock 3 or 4 controller. The device, which is just 6.5cm × 10.5cm × 1.4cm includes a HDMI port to connect to a TV, and also lets you play PS4 games in another room, without the need for a second console.