Sony Computer Entertainment have released the latest version of the system software for the PS Vita and PlayStation TV which has introduced new functionality and tweaks once again to our favourite system. Some are minor tweaks but there have been a few more useful revisions to the software:-
- Remote Play – there is now the option to alter the framerate of Remote Play enabling you improve performance
- Video Playback – searching within videos for specific scenes during playback has been improved
- Maps – the icon has now been deleted from the Home Screen
- Near – adresses and maps are no longer displayed within Near
- Accessibility – a new function added to the Vita enabling closed caption support, assistance for those with visual impairments (including colour blindness) and the ability to reconfigure the Vita’s controls for those with physical disabilities.
- Chat – in the Settings menu this has been renamed to Chat/User-Generated Media
- PSN – a cosmetic change here as all references to this have now been renamed to PlayStation Network
While many of these are great additions, we think that the Accessibility feature is probably the best to have been added to a console ever and shouldn’t be underplayed. This truly has the potential to make the PS Vita the most gamer-friendly handheld system ever released, and is something to be celebrated.