Monday, November 4, 2013

Firmware 3.0 on the way so the Vita and PS4 can play nice

With the PS4 launch just days away, and with a firmware update of its own, the Vita too will get a little present in the form of a 3.0 update. The source is from Sony Turkey's PlayStation page of all things and gives no details of the update, but I'll add more when the others catch up.

That's a good leap up from the current 2.61, so lets hope there's some additional goodies besides the PS4-connectivity features. Will the evil 100 icon limit go? Will Netflix arrive in Europe? We should find out soon enough. What would you like from this update?


And here's the full list of features as the update goes live today.

PS4 Link
The PS4 Link app has been added to the PS Vita system’s home screen. With this application, you can use your PS Vita to remotely control a PS4 system, and play a range of PS4 games on your PS Vita screen. When you’re playing a game on PS4 that supports second screen features, you can also display information from that game on your PS Vita and use it as a second screen.

Parental Controls
The Parental Controls application has been added to the home screen. You can now manage the duration of game play, and the use of games and videos that have parental controls. You can also control access to certain areas of the system, including the use of the Internet browser and Location Data.

Photos
A Panoramic Camera setting has been added. You can now take panoramic photos on PS Vita, and look around the photo by using the PS Vita’s built-in motion sensor.

Friends
The application layout for Friends has been improved. There are now four tabs:
Find Player on PSN
Friends
Friend Requests
Players Blocked

Messages
The Group Messaging application name and icon have been changed to Messages. The application layout has also been improved, and you can now send and receive messages with friends and players on PS4 or on mobile devices installed with PlayStation App.

Party
The icon for the Party application has been changed. You can now voice chat and text chat with friends and players on PS4.

Email
You can now sync the contacts saved in your email account from services including Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. To sync your contacts, select Contact List > Options > [CardDAV Settings] > [Add CardDAV Account], and then follow the screens.

Content Manager
You can now use Wi-Fi to connect your PS Vita to a PS3, and transfer data between them. Your PS Vita and PS3 must be connected within the same network.‎ Also, to use this feature, the system software of the PS3 you’re using must be version 4.50 or later.

PS3 Remote Play
The Remote Play application name and icon have been changed to PS3 Remote Play.

Settings
You can now download future system software updates automatically.

Trophies
You can now display Trophies of PS4 software on your PS Vita. Rarity of the trophy cannot be displayed.

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