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PS Vita Adding Cross-Controller Feature, PlayStation Plus

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Posted August 14, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

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New features are coming to the PlayStation Vita. Update 1.80 comes out on August 28, and it will allow users to play PSone titles on the handheld, as well as adding a suite of new features to Sony's handheld, including the Cross Controller feature that allows you to control your PS3 with your Vita.

I've posted details on all of the updates to the Vita Below the "Read More" tag.

Here's how Sony describes all the coming features:

Cross Controller

The new Cross-Controller feature will allow you to use PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2. This feature lets you take advantage of PS Vita’s rich features including the touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.

To access the cross controller feature you need to launch the Remote Play

Controls

As many of you have requested, you will now have the option to control the home screen and some features of applications such as Videos and Music with the buttons on the PS Vita system.

Music

Playlists will be supported in Music. You will be able to transfer iTunes (10.6.3 or later), M3U, and M3U8 playlists from a PS3 or a PC using Content Manager.

Web Browser

Rear touch pad operation will be supported by the browser, allowing you to scroll through and zoom out of pages without obscuring the screen.

Video

The following controls have been added to Videos:

  • Playback speed control

  • Repeat play

Photos

Viewing photos in MPO format will now be supported, with the ability to transfer MPO files from PS3&™ and PC using Content Manager.
* 3D and multi-angle viewing are NOT supported.

Group Messaging

Along with some new layout enhancements, you will be able to take photos to add as attachments when writing Group Messages.

Maps

The Maps feature has been improved by adding a button on the top screen to switch between “Search for Location” and “Search for Directions.” You can also touch and hold a location on the map and place a user flag.

“near”

“near” will be able to gather the information of surrounding Wi-Fi access points without internet connection and update the location data based on it later. You can get location data within the area covered by Wi-Fi location services.

Check back here after the update goes live for more details. And as always, stay tuned for more updates on PS Vita right here on PS.Blog.

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