If you’ve powered up your PlayStation Vita this morning, you may have spotted that there’s some new system software available. Sony sneakily deployed firmware update v2.60 overnight, and while it’s not exactly bursting with must-have features, it does include some minor tweaks that should make using the system a breeze.
First and foremost, there’s now a PlayStation Plus icon added directly to the LiveArea of each game. Tapping this allows you to upload and download save data, eschewing the pesky Content Manager application along the way. Other updates include the ability to toggle Flight mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth by holding down the PlayStation button. That’s going to come in handy.
Elsewhere, you can now play music and videos saved on a connected PC or PlayStation 3. Furthermore, a new Devices option has been included in Settings, privacy tools have been added to Trophies, and there are now button prompts when you’re editing the layout of your bubbles with physical controls. That’s all in addition to the usual software stability improvements, as well as some visual upgrades to the menu area.
Remember, if you haven’t got auto-update switched on, you’ll need to set aside a few minutes to refresh your Vita’s firmware before you next want to play. Have you downloaded the patch yet? What are your favourite new features? As always, let us know in the comments section below.
[Additional reporting by Nathan Michalik]