PlayStation Vita Firmware 1.8 is Live
So I booted up my PlayStation Vita today to download the latest firmware update. I was of the understanding that I’d be able to use the Vita as a PS3 controller—you know, navigate menus and play Blurays and whatnot with the system. Turns out I misunderstood how “Cross-Controller” functionality would work. Apparently, only games where this feature is enabled, like LittleBigPlanet 2, will allow for that. So navigating your system with the Vita is still not feasible for some reason, even though this would be HELLA COOL.
Even the many PSOne classics that are supposed to be playable on the Vita today are nowhere to be found on the PlayStation Store—at least, I couldn’t find them. A post on the PlayStation Blog yesterday mentioned that a number of games would be available for download via the store today—Arc the Lad, Cool Boarders 2, Final Fantasy VII, Hot Shots Golf 2, Jet Moto, Syphon Filter, Tomb Raider, Twisted Metal 2, and Wild Arms—but as of now, they’re nowhere to be found.
AND–I’ve just been alerted to this post on Destructoid, which reports that the firmware update also locks memory cards to a single account. So if you were using more than one PSN account on one card, you’re SOL now. Thanks, Sony. But hey–you can navigate the web browser with the rear touch screen! PHONES AND TABLETS CAN’T DO THAT! WOW! What a great addition that no one needs!
BAH. And now my Vita returns to its corner, ready to gather more dust.