PS Vita owners will finally be able to take advantage of PlayStation Plus starting next week when Sony rolls out the latest firmware update, version 2.00. Along with being able to check email on Gmail or Yahoo; communicate wirelessly with your PC; and tweak PSOne game settings; this latest update adds the ability to subscribe to PS Plus and take advantage of the service’s benefits, most notably free downloadable games.
Sony has released a list of the first wave of PS Plus games for Vita, which you can see below. They will be available for download on Tuesday, November 20.
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- WipEout 2048
- Gravity Rush
- Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
- Jet Set Radio
- And the PSP title Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
The titles are, surprisingly, quite good, with Uncharted, Gravity Rush, WipEout2048 and Tales from Space: Mutant Blob Attack representing some of the best offerings on the system. Likewise, Jet Set Radio’s inclusion marks the first time the game is available outside the PlayStation 3.
Lastly, PS Plus subs will get an additionally 1gig of cloud storage for Vita software on top of the 1gig of storage for PS3 software they already got. Sony has said that from now on, there will always be 12 PS3 games and 6 PS Vita games available for download for PS Plus subscribers.
PlayStation Plus costs $49.99 for a year’s subscription, or $17.99 for three months. Will you be subscribing for the Vita benefits? Sound off below.
Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.