Playstation Vita Update 1.80 – Plays PSOne Games, Use D-Pad in Menu

The Playstation Vita is getting a hefty software update today, Version 1.80, which has several features the 2.2 million Vita adopters have been looking forward to. The most wanted feature is the ability to play PSOne Classic games purchased from the Playstation Store on the Vita. This feature has been on the PSP and PS3 for years, so Vita users have felt le.

1.80 also includes several features that I wanted when using my friends Vita, including the ability to use the D-Pad for navigating the menu as well as more usage of the rear touch-pad, which has been heavily underutilized and gimmicky at best so far.

Updates:

Improvements to the web browser
* Search button at the top
* Rear touchpad controlls scrolling
Video player improvements

  • Playback speed: 1.5, 1.0
  • Manual control with buttons

Maps Application

  • Search for location no longer burried in settings menu
  • Plant flag directly from map

Cross Controller Application

  • Use Vita as PS3 Controller
  • Remote play, launch cross-controller feature

Music Player

  • Download iTunes Playlist

Notifications menu

  • Wider
  • Shows how much data has gone through
  • Settings menu allows you to enable it

PSOne Classics

  • Downloadable to the Vita

You can check for updates on when the rollout will begin here:
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/psvita/index.htm

PSone Classics

We are working hard to ensure that all of your favorite PS one Classics titles will be available for download directly on your PS Vita via PlayStation Store (PS Store) as soon as possible.

Here is a list of PSone Classics titles that will be available for download on 8/28:

  • Arc the Lad
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • FINAL FANTASY VII
  • Hot Shots Golf 2
  • Jet Moto
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tomb Raider
  • Twisted Metal 2
  • Wild Arms

– Playstation Blog

 

Source:
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/08/27/ps-vita-system-software-update-v1-80-take-the-tour-2/

Shane Paris

​Shane is the founder and Technical Editor-in-Chief here at That's It Guys. He enjoys Star Trek, 80s and 90s action movies, and everything tech related. Shane is highly skilled with computer hardware, software, and electronics.