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PS Vita Firmware Update 3.15 Refreshes Remote Play Setup

Posted by Sammy Barker

Easy as A-B-C

Sony's gone firmware update mad, with the PlayStation Vita receiving a system software refresh in order to accompany the PlayStation 4. Unlike it's home console counterpart, however, the diminutive device's upgrade is a little more straightforward, merely improving Remote Play functionality to make the initial setup procedure that bit easier.

Previously, this required you to type in an eight digit code in order to link a next-gen machine with your handheld, but the device's latest firmware update will handle this process for you, assuming that you're logged in to the same account on both machines. It's not exactly a colossal change, but it should get you to your games quicker.

There's no word on whether this update will add any additional features, but the patch notes for the PS4 were pretty comprehensive, so we're guessing that the absence of bullet points in the Vita category means that there's nothing else of note. Nevertheless, we'll take a thorough look when the download deploys, and let you know if we spot anything else.


User Comments (15)



MitchVogel said:

Well, it's good to see that remote play is still a focus. That's the only reason I might get a vita...



eLarkos said:

I personally really appreciate updates like this. Fine tuned software is what makes consumer electronics experiences great.



divinelite said:

While i play vita more than ps4 i really hope remote play is a reason for people to buy vita



Farmboy74 said:

Remote play is the Vita's trojan horse, gives you access to playstation 4 but more importantly there is absolutely a load of games available for the machine and don't forget PSP & PSone games are also available on the handheld



Jazzer94 said:

Remote play is really not good for Vita its like getting out of debt by taking out more loans that doesn't solve the long-term problem. Pretending remote play titles are the equivalent of releasing Vita games is not the same as releasing actual Vita games.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Whenever I try remote play over the internet it fails every time even when I have speeds of 35mbps, the set up is correct but it just doesn't work. Its a shame because I wanted to try some of the indie games on the go, I've given up.



Alpha said:

@XFsWorld I agree with you, the Vita is truly a remarkable piece of Technology, i bought one day one it came out! Havent Put it down since lol.



AG_Awesome said:

Maybe it will restore the psp/psone games that were pulled off the NA PSN.

Why are no major gaming sites discussing this blunder and makig a big deal about it. Spotlight should be on Sony until they restore these games or directly address why they're not on there and when/if they will be.



Punished_Boss_84 said:

That was clearly a mistake, so Sony took them down. Why? Licensing issues/publisher demands. Its entirely possible to place games on a store, but keep them hidden from the public until the right time. Doesn't make any sense, but is plausible.

@Jazzer94 This, it astounds me when individuals and Sony themselves are just contempt with remote play, its just a lazy excuse for no one to care about native Vita releases and in general (granted not many people cared before, but still).



Jazzer94 said:

@BornOfEvil Listen more closely to how some Sony/Playstation higher ups have been talking about Remote play between PS4 and Vita they act as if each game that uses that counts as a Vita release that is most definitely a problem in my books.



JaxonH said:

Ya the remote play is cool and all, and if others get enjoyment from it then I'm glad, but it's not for me. I hate using the rear touchpad for shoulder buttons, and the lack of clickable analogues only further hinders the experience of certain games. Factor in the lag on top of all that, and it's not even worth it to me, especially when the only time I would need to use it is walking to the bathroom or downstairs, in which case I'm NOT gonna want to power up and sync the Vita just to do that anyways. It only works when you're already using it as the controller, so you can just walk off and come right back.

But again, I'm glad it's there- even if I personally don't like it. More features are never a bad thing imo.

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