Vita Update: Facebook, Video Recording, Mac OS Option
The PlayStation Vita officially launches tomorrow and unsurprisingly, a new firmware update will be ready to go.
It's update v1.61 and it has been detailed over at the PlayStation Blog. We know a lot of you want news that all PS1 classics are now compatible, but they're still working on that. No, this is more about a few new features for your nifty handheld:
- A new application, (Maps), has been added to the home screen.
- In addition to photos, you can now take videos using the Photo application.
- You can now publish stories about the products that you rate in PlayStation Store to Facebook.
- In near, players’ information is now displayed on the Discoveries screen. On this screen, a list of the online IDs of up to 100 players that you have encountered, and the number of times that you encountered each player, are displayed. Tap an online ID to display that player’s profile screen.
- The Mac OS version of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation has been released. The Windows version has also been updated.
That's a pretty significant update, wouldn't you say? To be perfectly honest, as I've been far too busy with all the games, I never noticed that I couldn't record video with the photo feature. Oddly enough, though, the Maps icon has been on my unit since I first got it. But I mean...I know where I am. And I've got GPS in the car.
2/21/2012 9:37:12 AM Ben Dutka