Brandon Stander ” Director of Marketing, PlayStation Network ” announced at Gamescom that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). The premium game membership will make its debut on PS Vita in November, providing an Instant Game Collection to PS Vita owners along with the same features that many of you already enjoy for PlayStation 3.
Current members of PlayStation Plus on PS3 will automatically be able to also enjoy all the PlayStation Plus features for your PS Vita at no extra cost. Having instant access to Playstation Plus at no extra cost on the Vita is in my opinion an important element for the survival and longevity of this device.
PlayStation Plus features for PS Vita available in November will include:
- Instant Game Collection: Unlimited access to a regularly refreshed selection of the full versions of games as long as your membership is active.
- Discounts: Take advantage of exclusive discounts on games and DLC for your PS Vita.
- Online Game Storage: An additional 1GB of online storage for game saves for PS Vita games and downloaded content.
- Automatic Updates: PS Vita will automatically start up at a designated time to download and install select game demos and game updates as well as system software updates and start standby mode upon completion.
- Automatic Trophy sync: Trophy information will be synched to PSN servers automatically via the PS Vita.
For those who still do not own a PS Vita (myself included), it seems this is a wonderful time to get our hands on the powerful portable entertainment system and take advantage of this great news. In addition to the Instant Game Collection you will be able to tap into through PlayStation Plus, PS Vita also has an arsenal of great and innovative games, like the recent hit Sound Shapes, not to mention some of the hottest upcoming titles like Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.